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Cedar Point Shores "First Slide" charity event tickets on sale now!

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point and The LeBron James Family Foundation are teaming up to give water-lovers of all ages the opportunity to be the first to experience Cedar Point Shores Waterpark on Thursday, May 25. The First Slide VIP Charity Preview is a fundraising event at which guests can ride all-new attractions and preview the amenities at the beachfront waterpark before it officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 27. Tickets are available now and all proceeds will benefit The LeBron James Family Foundation.

When guests walk through the beautiful new entrance gate and join the celebration, they will be treated to some of the great menu offerings at the new Crystal Rock Café and other new locations, a limited-edition gift for their contribution and of course, private slide time.

Tickets are just $50 each and include access to the VIP preview event from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as admission to Cedar Point that same day. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive VIP preview event.

One of the highlights will be testing Point Plummet, the new six-story aqua-drop slide and Portside Plunge, an inner tube ride guests can enjoy alone or with a friend. New attractions for younger guests, Lakeslide Landing and Lemmy’s Lagoon, as well as family favorites like SplasH20, Storm Surge and more, will also be available during the event.

“As a proud supporter and family member of Cedar Point, we are thrilled to be working with them as they open Cedar Point Shores,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of The LeBron James Family Foundation. “Not only will guests have the first opportunity to experience everything new, they will also help us continue our mission to inspire and support the youth right here in Northeast Ohio through education.”

To participate in this once-in-a-lifetime VIP preview event, guests can visit cedarpoint.com/firstslide.

Virtual animation highlights the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

SANDUSKY, Ohio (April 11, 2017) – The new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark isn’t quite ready for water lovers to dive in just yet, but a new virtual fly-through animation highlights the perfect blend of thrills and relaxation that are set to open on Saturday, May 27.

Guests can now get a better view of what awaits them as they travel through the new main entrance and see exciting new attractions, dining options, a new merchandise store and new amenities that show a dramatic...

What’s Going on with Mean Streak?

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What Does Winter at Cedar Point Mean to Me

What Does Winter at Cedar Point Mean to Me



Winter at Cedar Point – A Sleeping Beauty

By: Britt Hageman

There comes a part of the season that everyone dreads. Closing day sneaks up on us and park enthusiasts begin the countdown to when the season begins anew. Although there is frustration in not being able to enjoy our favorite rides, there is beauty in the still of the winter.

Why would anyone enjoy an amusement park without the screams and laughter of families and friends from around the world? In order for people to feel their best, they must rest and relax. The same is true for our beloved attractions. While some find solace in reading a book in a peaceful place, others enjoy sitting quietly in the silence to rejuvenate. Trains need to be removed, dismantled, cleaned, and reassembled. Why? They need to be given the same TLC to be ready to provide millions of people enjoyment each season.

After attending several off season events at the park, the times where you can hear a pin drop give you an opportunity to soak in the hidden gems that surround us in the hustle and bustle of the season. How often do you ever look

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MEAN STREAK ROLLER COASTER LOSES WILD WEST SHOWDOWN

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2016) – In the wicked, tumbleweed-filled streets of FrontierTown, a “duel of thrills” never ends peacefully for an outlaw – and the outcome has been settled. Cedar Point announced today that Mean Streak, the park’s colossal wooden roller coaster, will be closing for good in the coming weeks.

Built by Curtis D. Summers, Inc., Mean Streak opened in 1991 as the world’s tallest (161 feet) and fastest (65 mph) wooden roller coaster. More than 26 million guests have boarded its three trains of green, gold and red with signature storm cloud and lightning bolt graphics, and experienced its 155-foot drop, tall hills and rattling turns over more than 1.7 million board feet of treated Southern yellow pine.

“Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager for Cedar Point. “But we have our sights set on the future of FrontierTown, and unfortunately, that means Mean Streak has to leave our lineup of world-class attractions.”

Mean Streak will permanently close on Friday night, September 16. Guests and fans who want to pay their last respects can ride the coaster while the park is open daily through September 5. Then, the park reopens for special hours during a bonus weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11. Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride Mean Streak.

Finally, on September 16, the opening night of Cedar Point’s 20th HalloWeekends, the “last rites” will be given to the coaster with one final public riding session from 6 – 7 p.m. A special memorial ceremony and procession from FrontierTown to the park’s “Dead Rides Cemetery” will then take place at 7:30.

Cedar Point is making way for future development in FrontierTown and no additional information is available at this time. For complete information on Mean Streak, HalloWeekends and the festivities for Mean Streak’s last night, guests can visit cedarpoint.com/events.

  

CP Rundown flyover Cedar Point in May 2016

 

Take a look as we flyover Cedar Point in May 2016. The park from the air is breathtaking! We hope you enjoy our photos. 

Cedar Point Announces Valravn!

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2015) – Cedar Point will change the Lake Erie skyline once again with over 3,400 feet of thrill ride innovation when it introduces Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, in 2016. Valravn is the regal king of birds, swooping in to conquer all other dive coasters on the planet with its powerful and intense maneuvers, massive structure and immense ride vehicles. Valravn will become the 18th coaster to take reign at The Roller Coaster Capital of the World® and will claim its rightful place among other record-breaking roller coasters at Cedar Point.

Cedar Point Fireworks

SANDUSKY, Ohio (June 29, 2015) – Cedar Point invites you to celebrate America at this year’s Light Up The Point the park’s Fourth of July event. Get out your red, white and blue for special ticket offers, patriotic activities right on the shore of Lake Erie, and of course, Cedar Point’s legendary grand fireworks display.

Free Admission for Military

Cedar Point honors the brave men and women who have served, and who continue to protect our country with free admission into Cedar Point and Soak City all weekend long! All active, retired and honorably-discharged members of the United States Armed Forces will receive complimentary admission at both parks, Friday through Sunday, July 3-5, with a valid ID. (Valid forms of ID include: active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and photo ID.) Immediate family members can also receive a special discount on Cedar Point admission by purchasing a regular ticket priced at $39.99. That’s a savings of $22 off the regular admission price! These tickets are available at park admission windows only.

Beach Blast

The Cedar Point Beach is the place to party every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight with Beach Blast! Running July 3 through August 15, guests can enjoy live music from the Toes in the Sand Band, roast s’mores, sit by the fire pits, toast to summer with a drink from the Surf Lounge or put their feet in the sand with family-friendly beach games.

Light Up The Point Fireworks

At 10:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the Cedar Point skyline will explode with color and light as the Light Up The Point spectacle of fireworks wows viewers right over Lake Erie. Guests inside the park can enjoy various patriotic melodies as shells of all shapes and sizes ignite the night. Guests who want the ultimate experience can purchase a special VIP Viewing Party ticket. For just $15 plus tax, this special ticket includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, chips, soda and water as well as the best view with a seat right on the beach. Seating is limited and tickets are available in advance online at cedarpoint.com.

Skydiving Team

Fireworks won’t be the only spectacle in the sky on the Fourth of July. A four-person skydiving team from Fastrax Professional Skydiving will salute America in daytime and nighttime jumps that pay tribute to the land of the free and home of the brave.

Money-Saving Offers

All guests looking to save money can celebrate Cedar Point’s Light Up The Point admission offers. Guests can purchase a special, limited-time four pack of tickets good for one-day admission into Cedar Point for just $44 each, plus applicable taxes and fees. That’s a savings of more than $70 off the gate price when you purchase four! Also available, the Light Up The Point Combo includes a one-day admission ticket and a single meal deal voucher for only $53.99, a savings of $22! A single meal deal includes an entree, side and regular-sized fountain drink at one participating location. These two ticket offers are valid for use any one day through Sunday, July 5. Tickets can be purchased online at cedarpoint.com.

For more information about Cedar Point and Light Up The Point activities, log on to cedarpoint.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out our YouTube channel.

Cedar Point Opens Saturday!

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 5, 2015) – The day you dreamed about all winter is almost here! Cedar Point, the popular vacation destination of millions of visitors from around the world, will open its gates for the new season this Saturday, May 9. This summer, Cedar Point will focus on thrills with the addition of Rougarou – the park’s first floorless roller coaster, comfort and convenience with the grand re-opening of the classic Hotel Breakers, and a wide variety of new attractions and offerings.

Cedar Point will build upon its legacy as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®” when it debuts RougarouTM. This new floorless scream machine is Cedar Point’s 17th roller coaster and provides a ride experience unlike any other at the park. Towering 14 stories above the midway, Rougarou flips its passengers upside down an amazing four times at speeds over 60 miles per hour, all while their feet dangle just inches above the steel track below.

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Spring at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (March 20, 2015) – Preparation continues for the summer season at Cedar Point’s new floorless roller coaster, Rougarou. Derek Dice, a controls technician in the park’s maintenance division, installs connections to the coaster’s retractable floor. As the park inches closer to Opening Day on Saturday, May 9, more than 5,000 employees will be hired for summer positions. Cedar Point will host its final open interview session of the spring this Sunday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park’s Breakers Express hotel. For more information, log on to www.cedarpoint.com/jobs.

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