Susie’s Bear Hollow opens at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Susie’s Bear Hollow this morning at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We’re longtime Cleveland Zoological Society members. Spending a day at the Zoo is one of our family’s favorite things to do in Cleveland. I jumped at the chance to see the new state-of-the-art habitat as it opened today. The morning also marked the unveiling of the new AdventureKeys program in partnership with KeyBank. 

Kings Island Halloween Haunt Guide

Kings Island is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. It has some of our favorite roller coasters, like Orion, and of course, that iconic blue ice cream. In the fall, Kings Island is transformed into a fall and Halloween-themed wonderland for Halloween Haunt and the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. 

Keep reading to learn more about Halloween Haunt at Kings Island, including what to expect this year, the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest, and where to get tickets. 

Cedar Point 2023: A Complete Guide

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. 

Cedar Point HalloWeekends Guide

Cedar Point is one of the most entertaining amusement parks on the planet. From roller coasters and thrilling attractions to live entertainment, dining, and overnight accommodations, Cedar Point has it all. 

The park’s fun extends in the fall with HalloWeekends. The annual special event is a favorite among park guests and horror enthusiasts. HalloWeekends offers not-so-scary activities and events for families and more terrifying scares and experiences for older guests. 

Here’s a closer look at what to expect this year during HalloWeekends at Cedar Point Amusement Park. 

Cedar Point 2024 News & Updates

On August 10, 2023, Cedar Point Amusement Park and Cedar Fair announced the reimaged return of one of its most popular roller coasters. Top Thrill 2. The new coaster promises to build on the legacy of fan-favorite coaster Top Thrill Dragster, which was retired in 2022. 

We’re huge Cedar Point fans. I worked at Cedar Point for a summer while in college, and now we’re Cedar Point season passholders. 

Keep reading to learn more about Top Thrill 2 at Cedar Point  

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. Costs for season passes, however, can seem overwhelming, especially for a family of 6 like mine. Let’s explore the different season pass options offered by Cedar Point to see if they make sense for your family.

Are Kings Island Season Passes Worth It?

ings Island Amusement Park is one of our favorite Ohio spots to visit each year. I have fond memories of annual visits as a child and teen to Kings Island. I’m old enough to remember when Woodstock Express was called the Scooby-Doo roller coaster (then Beastie, followed by Fairly Odd Coaster). 

If you’re a fan of Kings Island or live within driving distance, you may be wondering if season passes are worth the cost. The answer depends on how often you plan to visit the amusement park during the season and how likely you are to take advantage of the benefits that come with a Kings Island season pass. 

Kings Island 2024 News & Updates

On August 10th, 2023, Kings Island Amusement Park and Cedar Fair announced that it was expanding its award-winning kids’ area, Camp Snoopy. The park announced Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers, a new roller coaster, would be added to the family-friendly area for the 2024 season, along with other new additions to Camp Snoopy. 

We’re huge fans of Kings Island. Our kids are teens now and probably not as interested in Camp Snoopy, but the updated kids’ area will surely be a hit among families visiting the amusement park for years to come.

Keep reading to learn more about the changes coming to Kings Island in 2024. 

How to Save Money at Cedar Point

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.