those who want a scare. It's that spooky Halloween feeling in the air. Haunted Houses by Cedar Fair.
Beware the reaper. Watch out for a creeper. Try to hold open your peeper when riding the Gatekeeper.
Feel the wind blow. Ride it three times in a row. Don't let your feet touch the ground below, just go.
When you finally get off, you have a cough. Stroll on up to the trough. Dine on some rice pilaf.
Midway Market has a buffet. It's a great place to eat while you play. Spider webs decorate the array.
You can't help but spy the pumpkin pie. Half a chicken, not just a thigh. Is that bread rye?
Put home made soup in a bowl. Eye up the pumpkin roll. Lemon sole? This buffet is out of control.
Now is not the time to skimp. Load up on roast beef and shrimp. Who cares? Blow up like a blimp.
The meat is perfectly browned. Indulge and gain a pound. You can burn if off by walking around.
Don't be a dietary Scrooge. Cedar Point is massively huge. Get pumped up and act like a stooge.
Do jumping jacks while waiting in line. Work off that extra bite of swine. Sweat out that red wine.
Next up, of course, is a ride on the Millennium Force. Ready? Speed source is a smooth iron horse.
Hoof along the brick. Gallop over to ride the Maverick. High speed starts and spins are slick.
Pull the gun out the holster youngster. It's like a shooting bullet, Top Thrill Dragster. That's gangster.
Grab on tight to your spouse. Tiptoe into the haunted house. Try to be a quiet, invisible mouse.
Nope, no such luck. You hear someone scream, “duck!” Hear a horn like a truck. Scared, Schmuck?
He jumps from the darkness with a shout. The Pharaoh's Secret is out. Zombie High School's about
the newest that they got. Now, don't get distraught. Wring your t-shirt in a knot. You're in a blind spot.
Sneak past the mausoleum. Speed up to a run, yelling, “carpe diem!” Head to the Erie Museum.
Is that statue carved of stone? Then why did it just groan? The way to the mansion is shown.
Formal dining is customary. Finger foods can be scary. Quest through the fog to Eternity Infirmary.
Shock a plant down to its xylem. Is it electric hour at the asylum? Tear open an organ at the hilum.
Is that where the blood vessels flow? Angry anatomy is all you know. Study like Vincent Van Gogh.
Watch where they take the body to. Trail down to Blood on the Bayou. There's a zombie with a tattoo!
Is it one of Davy Jones' lockers? Stumble into Corn Stalkers. Darkness holds a few more shockers.
Further down, you're shifting gears. There's science involved with your fears. Don't shed any tears.
Maniacal Mechanical Screamworks are not a bunch of jerks. Ignore their smirks. They're berserks.
See a shadow of an imposing goon. There's a massive metal hot air balloon! Stalked by light of moon.
Get a bigger thrill on the Magnum. The big hill calls; you must succumb. Picture pose: up a thumb.
Skip to the next chapter. Zip on over to the Raptor. The ride makes you feel as if held by a captor.
Feel the wind whip your skin back. Try not to throw up your snack. What if you're stuck on the track?
Miss the Disaster Transport and Demon Drop. They were given the chop. Gatekeeper's a cool swap.
It sails over the entrance. It adds expanse. The view of the water screams romance. Take a chance.
Cuddle up with your beau and go take in a show, before heading back to the chateau in Monroe.
Spy a glittering prancer. It's a ruffled costumed dancer. Ready to go is still not the answer.
Snuggle into a warm embrace. You don't want to leave this place. Shove salt water taffy in your face.
Strut into a Fright Zone and get your mind blown. That's a human bone! Hear a low growling moan.
A gnarly whispered sigh, “yes, Master.” Pick up the pace, a little faster. Fears cause panic and disaster.
It's Cut Throat Cove. Pass a wriggly treasure trove. Watch where you rove; who's hiding in the grove?
Get attacked by a gutter punk with a grown out mohawk like a skunk. Smell his funk. Chain clunk.
He asks where you're going, but you're not slowing. Into the fog, unknowing. There's a raven crowing.
Fear is primeval. Avoid the skeletons at Carnevil. Keep the food in the belly from upheaval.
Want your stomach to really cower? Head over to Power Tower. Look all over the horizon and scour.
Drop when you least expect it. Straight down, lickety-split. Feel your stomach flit. Don't throw a fit.
Halloweekends might not be open as long, but the heat is also not as strong. Take friends along.
The weather has a slight chill. They offer a different sort of thrill. Shake; dance around with a zill.
Cedar Point maximized the view of Lake Erie and captured the essence of eerie when weather is dreary.
There's a lot less waits, so gather up your mates. Test the fates. Thrill awaits. Plus, cheaper rates.
So, before the snow, go to Sandusky, Ohio. Oh, what do ya know? Water slide, whoa. A stone's throw
away is one place to stay, Castaway Bay. Breaker's has a seasonal spray. Oh, if walls wrote an essay...
Read stories between the cracks, from historical Army barracks, to chopping lumber with an ax.
Maybe that's the next haunting to do, a war scene to go through, and a lumber jack accident, too.
Open the grave yard. It can't be hard. It may be barred, but it's cheap on the bank card.
Old, broken rides are scary. They're what used to be merry. It's old school, like Tom and Jerry.
Feel the air when you walk back there? It'll raise your arm hair. Go at night in abandoned air.
Don't be a goober. Visit on the weekends through October. Stumble to Breakers, even if not sober.
The hotel is getting a face lift. Hope they mural the old employee side, catch my drift? Paint is thrift.
Get some flat screen TVs. Rolling boxy ones? Geez. When paying for a suite? Please!
It should be fit for lords. Cedar Point holds World's Records. Try to aim towards luxury awards.
Cedar Point is constantly improving. Rides and attractions keep moving. It's definitely for grooving.
Get excited for the renovation. It's an excuse to vacation. Elation turns to music and gyration.
Dance like a ballerina. Dock your boat at the marina. It doesn't matter if it's Nina or Leakin' Lena.
The marina even has a pool. It's seasonal, but still very cool. Just keep a watchful eye for a ghoul.
Don't mind the pirates on the land. They're lurking near the sand. Don't stare at their missing hand.
There's nothing like the faint sight from the dim moon's white light on a fall night to ignite a fright.
Get scared stiff, like from a toaster. Gobble chicken from the roaster. Ride your favorite roller coaster.
Get a cuddly skeleton from the store. There's so much here to explore. It is anything but a bore.
Cedar Point is one of a kind. Halloweekends is quite the find. Whatever you do, don't look behind...
For more information on Cedar Point, visit www.cedarpoint.com. The author of more than 100 books, Marisa Williams earned her Master's in Writing at the Johns Hopkins University. More writing by the former Lake Erie lifeguard (who's first job after high school was at the Guinness Book of World Record's legendary, world record winning theme park, Cedar Point), can be found at www.lulu.com/spotlight/thorisaz and http://www.examiner.com/tourism-in-detroit/marisa-williams.