My brothers and I took a trip to Cedar Point this past May (15-18th) and we all believe that there is not another park in the World that is better and I've been to almost all of the six flags theme parks. If, however, YOU DO NOT enjoy rollor coasters or thrill rides, this park is definitely NOT for you. If you can't get enough of them like me, then Cedar Point is a must. We went in early season and mid-week and got a hotel for 3 nights, 2 full-day passes, and 2 evening passes for $180 TOTAL at the Breakers Express hotel which is a short drive away from the park. Another benefit of staying at the Breakers Express or any other park-owned hotel was the early park entrance (guest get to enter the park and ride select coasters 30 minutes before the general public). The longest we waited in line was 45 minutes and that was for the Top Thrill Dragster while it was raining (they shut it down when it rains or lightnings). A few times we literally walked right onto the coaster. I highly recommend you not ride Raptor, Top Thrill, or Millinium Force first because they are the greatest coasters in the world; everything else will seem tame after them. \r
That said, plan for at least two days because you will want to ride these three at least four or five times each (We rode Top Thrill 8 times, MF 5, and Raptor 7). The new rides, Maxair and Skyhawk are unique and also very fun. There is just no other park that comes close (ok, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Busch Gardens are close) for extreme thrills. Go early season or mid-week because waiting in line for these rides is no fun, you want to get on them and do it over and over and over. Also, prices are much cheaper and the people seem more friendly than one would think. The only downfall of going early season is that the beach is in horrible condition and you can't rent wave runners or go para-sailing because the water is about 50-degrees.
Pros: Rides, Views, Rides
Cons: Smoking in line, weather, peak season cost