Today, Mr. B redeemed his birthday gift from his Aunt Shari--a free trip to Cedar Point. It was his first visit to the park and the anticipation levels were high. He seems to have gathered quite a few facts about each roller coast (heights, speeds, etc.) and was raring to go this morning. All told, I believe they rode 7 coasters and a ton of other rides. He didn't get to ride their newest coaster, the Maverick, as the line was 2.5 hours long just 5 minutes after the park opened. I think the longest they waited in line was 1.5 hrs (an eternity to a nine year old), so he opted for those rides with shorter lines.
He left the house with $30 and came home with $1, plus a t-shirt and a 2 foot tall water mug.