We survived our family vacation. It was fun but we had our own version of the Griswalds (sp?) family vacation. 1. First night we went to the park and made the mistake of waiting to give difficult child his night medications until after leaving the park. Wow, was he manic-not mean just totally manic. 2. That night at the hotel I woke up and needed to find the bathroom-problem being the power was out!!! easy child had to hold the door to the hallway open where there was just a bit of light so I could find my way. Of course, the ac was out too!! 3. The next morning we were all happy to get to the park early because our hotel offered early entry. It started raining while we were in line to get in! It rained off and on and we finally left at 2:00 p.m. to take a nap. At that point no coasters were riding and the kids had only been able to ride 3 little rides. We did go back after our nap around 5:30 and had a great time! Between the two nights we rode on all the coasters we wanted except one that was down. Cedar Point has great coasters!!! difficult child and I went on one that went from 0-120 mph in 4 seconds and then dropped us at a 90 degree angle! The whole ride lasted only about 10-15 seconds. 4. Second night at the hotel, 3:30 a.m. the fire alarm goes off-very loud. We spent at least an hour in the lobby waiting for them to fix the malfunctioning alarm (it's where you could hear the alarm the least). Of course, the elevators weren't working. 5. The next morning the elevators still weren't working and we had to carry everything down three flights of stairs to load the car. The manager wasn't willing to give us a discount but I did call the general manager later who did give us 50% off the second night! We actually had a lot of fun in between all of the "issues"! Anyone else with Griswald like stories from their vacations?