Even a vacation closer to home can strain a family budget.
To help cut costs, Cedar Point is rolling out a series of discounts.
"This is 100 percent in response to the public as a way to help offset gas prices and a bad economy," Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said.
Early-season indicators for the park's parent company, Cedar Fair, showed both attendance and revenue were down slightly in the northern region parks -- with the exception of Canada's Wonderland near Toronto, which recently installed a record-breaking coaster.
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