Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne is a travel and personal finance writer, contributing to publications like Forbes Advisor, Bankrate, Fortune Recommends, Fox Money, Matador Network, Newsweek, Time, and USA Today. He founded the award-winning site Family Money Adventure, where he explores the intersection of finance and travel. Kevin also hosts the Family Money Adventure Show podcast.

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Shores Waterpark: A Complete Guide

Our family makes its way to Cedar Point Amusement Park several times each year. We’re season passholders, live within an hour of the park, and love roller coasters, so it’s the perfect road trip for us. While we love the rides, food, and fun at Cedar Point, we’ve also enjoyed visiting Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.

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Cedar Point Unveils The Boardwalk for Family-Friendly Thrills

I recently was invited to a media event at Cedar Point Amusement Park for the unveiling of the park’s new themed area — The Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is located towards the Lake Erie Shore adjacent to Cedar Point Beach. It’s home to the new Wild Mouse Coaster, a family-friendly coaster, along with several other attractions that either existed in the area before or were relocated. Here’s a look at what you can expect along The Boardwalk at Cedar Point.

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How to Save Money at Cedar Point in 2024

One of our favorite family adventures is visiting Cedar Point. The family fun destination was recently named one of the 16 best Amusement Parks in America and for good reason. Long known to visitors as “America’s Roller Coast”, Cedar Point constantly pushes the limits and world records with its thrill rides, especially roller coasters. Keep reading to learn how to save money at Cedar Point.

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Are Cedar Point Season Passes Worth It?

Every summer, millions of people make their way to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.  Cedar Point season passes are a great way to save money on visits to the amusement park. While the cost can be overwhelming, especially for larger families, Cedar Point season passes provide tons of value when used frequently. Here’s a look at 2024 Cedar Point season pass options, costs, pass benefits and other details to determine if season passes make sense for your family. 

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Cedar Point 2024: A Complete Guide And Tips For Navigating The Amusement Park Like A Pro

Cedar Point has a special place in my heart. Growing up, our family often made the trek to Sandusky, Ohio, no matter where we were living at the time. I also worked there in the summer while in college. Cedar Point will always be “America’s Rollercoast” to me. Use this complete guide to visiting Cedar Point to plan your family’s next visit to the amusement park. 

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Cedar Point 2024 News & Updates

Cedar Point announced several changes and updates coming to the park and the entire family of Cedar Fair properties. Park fans waited a long time, but details have finally been released on Top Thrill 2, the latest roller coaster addition to the park. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it builds on former park coaster Top Thrill Dragster. 

Perhaps the biggest news is the announcement by Cedar Fair of a merger with Six Flags. The news sent shockwaves across the amusement park world. 

Keep reading for the scoop on Cedar Point 2024 news & updates.

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Top Thrill 2: What You Need To Know About Riding Cedar Point’s New Roller Coaster

Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, announced the introduction of Top Thrill 2, set to launch in 2024. This groundbreaking triple-launch strata roller coaster, featuring two 420-foot towers, will be the world’s tallest and fastest of its kind. Top Thrill 2 replaces the previous fan-favorite Top Thrill Dragster, which was shut down in August

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Emergency Funds vs. Sinking Funds: Which One Should You Prioritize?

The best way to prepare for future expenses is to save for them in advance. Emergency Funds help cover unexpected expenses and emergencies outside of your everyday spending. Sinking funds help you achieve short-term savings goals. 

Both funds are essential for families, but which one should you prioritize? 

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