Cedar Point 2015 Opening Day!
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Cedar Point opening Quaker Steak & Lube next Summer at Castaway Bay

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Dec. 23, 2014 – Cedar Point, already known for great wings thanks to its ultra-popular GateKeeper wing coaster, will be home to wings of the edible kind when the park opens a new Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurant in 2015.

The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® is known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces that come in a full range of flavors from Louisiana Lickers to Triple Atomic. In addition to Award-Winning chicken wings, The Lube® also features specialty salads, burgers, ribs and an extensive kids’ menu. Legendary desserts and a full-service bar round out the entire dining experience.

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and motor-themed memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for 40 years.

“Quaker Steak & Lube® will be a great addition to our restaurant lineup,” stated Chris Miller, vice president of food and beverage for Cedar Point. “Our goal is to provide our guests with the best food options during their visit to Cedar Point and adding an outstanding restaurant like Quaker Steak & Lube® helps us accomplish that.”

The new restaurant will be located adjacent to Castaway Bay indoor waterpark/resort, and is scheduled to open in May, 2015.

Cedar Point to host Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Nov. 11, 2014) – While Cedar Point has closed its gates for the 2014 season, the fun at The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!® hasn’t stopped. On Sunday, Dec. 14, the midways of Cedar Point will once again be filled with guests of all ages as the park hosts the 3rd annual Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5K. New this year, both the 5K and the half-marathon races will begin in the park’s main parking lot and will wind their way around the towering rides and roller coasters of Cedar Point. To help get runners in the spirit, holiday music, cookies and candy will be featured throughout the courses. All participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and a newly-designed dri-fit Santa Hustle sweatshirt to wear and keep.

The 5K and half-marathon will officially be timed using the disposable B-Tag timing system. The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a customized Santa Hustle medal while all half-marathon finishers will receive a special finisher’s medal. The 13.1-mile half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and is followed by a 3.1-mile run/walk at 9:30 a.m. Participants and spectators can also spread holiday cheer by donating unopened toys to the Toys for Tots boxes at the race.

For more information or to register, visit cedarpoint.com/events

Demolition Begins On Hotel Breakers Entrance

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Oct. 29, 2014) – Construction crews began demolition today of a major portion of Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers. This historic section of the hotel is being torn down to make way for a grand new entrance portal as a part of the two-year renovation project at the property. Among the many changes and upgrades coming to the popular vacation destination will be newly-furnished and remodeled rooms with LCD TV’s, new furniture, bedding and décor, a new Starbucks and the Surf Lounge bar inside the famous rotunda, an outdoor water play area and much more. Originally built in 1905, the hotel’s legendary main entrance has welcomed millions of guests during its 110-year history.

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Cedar Point Announces New Floorless Roller Coaster and More!

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2014) – Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, will introduce a dynamically new riding experience when it unleashes Rougarou in the spring of 2015!

Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo] feeds on screams...

Cedar Point Makes Good on its Promise

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2014) – It’s time to make good on a promise – and it’s bigger and better than expected.

Earlier this summer, the park sent out a now-famous tweet stating that it would rename one of its coasters “King James” if LeBron James returned to Ohio. That outcome is now known. But the “ball” was back in the park’s court.

Today, Cedar Point announces a joint decision with the LeBron James Family Foundation on a multi-year partnership which includes benefits that go far beyond renaming a coaster.

Mantis is Closing October 19th

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2014) – It’s the “last stand” for one of Cedar Point’s steel scream machines. Earlier today, the park announced that the Mantis roller coaster will soon give its final rides.

Mantis was billed as the tallest, fastest and steepest stand-up roller coaster in the world when it opened on May 11, 1996. Featuring trains that secure guests in a standing position, Mantis provides its passengers with a unique ride experience. Mantis was built by the same legendary manufacturers that brought guests the Raptor and GateKeeper roller coasters – Bolliger and Mabillard (B & M), Monthey, Switzerland. In its 18-year history, Mantis has given more than 22 million thrilling rides.

“It’s time to say goodbye to one of the park’s coasters, and it’s certainly been a different kind of ride for our guests,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “But we’re extremely excited about what the future holds here at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World™.”

Guests still have time to give Mantis a “standing ovation” before it shuts down permanently on Sunday, October 19 at 8 p.m. Additional plans for the 2015 season will be announced at a later date.

 

 

 

 

New Events at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (July 16, 2014) – When looking to have your best day of the summer, one doesn’t need to look any further than Cedar Point. The popular vacation destination was recently named one of the top amusement parks in the United States by TripAdvisor® in their annual Traveler’s Choice awards. These prestigious awards honor travel spots around the world that earn top reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor reviewers. In addition, Cedar Point’s Soak City waterpark was also ranked as one of the ten best waterparks in the country.

“We are thrilled to receive these awards,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point and Soak City. “The fact that our guests voted us as one of the best amusement and water parks in the country makes this award even more special.”

Cedar Point continues to celebrate the “summer of fun” with the addition of two new nighttime events, extended park hours and fireworks displays that are sure to thrill!

Friday and Saturday nights just got more exciting at Cedar Point with the addition of the park’s Beach Blast event. At Beach Blast, the beautiful Cedar Point Beach comes to life after dark with a wide variety of activities, including games, live music, food and more. The highlight of this family-friendly event is a spectacular fireworks display that takes place at 11 p.m. each night. Also on Friday and Saturday nights, Platinum Passholders can take advantage of a great new money-saving offer: dollars dogs at the Coral Courtyard along with a free bag of chips and a Coca-Cola beverage.

Beach Blast runs from 9 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday through August 16.

When the sun goes down, prehistoric family fun lands on Adventure Island with the addition of Dinos After Dark – an after-dark tour of the park’s popular Dinosaurs Alive attraction. Dinos After Dark guests each receive a flashlight to light their path as they encounter more than 50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar! Trained Dinosaurs Alive guides are located throughout the attraction to answer any questions from inquiring guests. In addition, participants receive a special sweet treat at the end of their journey. Dinos After Dark is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight through August 16. Tickets for Dinos After Dark are only $5 per person, or $3 for Season and Platinum Passholders.

Thrill-seekers will also delight in the fact that Cedar Point is now open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 16 for even more “airtime” on the park’s record-breaking collection of 72 rides and roller coasters.

For more information about Beach Blast or to purchase tickets to Dinos After Dark, guests can log on to cedarpoint.com.

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Stars & Stripes Celebration

SANDUSKY, Ohio (June 25, 2014) – Cedar Point, known around the globe as the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” is celebrating the 4th of July in style this year with several money-saving offers, two nights of fireworks and several other special surprises as a part of its Stars and Stripes Celebration!

FREE Admission for Military Cedar Point honors the brave men and women who have served and continue to protect our country with free admission into Cedar Point and Soak City all week long! All active, retired and honorably-discharged members of the United States Armed Forces will receive complimentary admission into both parks, Monday through Sunday, June 30-July 6, 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.) Family members also receive a special discount on Cedar Point admission by purchasing a regular ticket priced at $38.99. That’s a savings of $21 off the regular admission price! (This offer is only available at park admission booths.)

Money-Saving Offers Guests looking for the best in thrills, chills and deals will jump with joy over the special offers available for admission into Cedar Point. Guests can purchase a special, limited-time four pack of tickets good for one-day admission into Cedar Point for only $160. That’s a savings of nearly $80! Or, guests can save big when they get a four pack of tickets to Cedar Point and four Single Meal Deals for only $200. That’s only $50 per person for admission into Cedar Point and a meal. These deals are only available online.

Fantastic Fireworks! Cedar Point will host not one, but two nights of fabulous fireworks displays: Friday night, July 4 and Saturday night, July 5. Also included in this year’s show will be aerial performances by Bill Leff Airshows and the E Team Skydivers. Both displays will begin at approximately 10 p.m., just above the Cedar Point Beach and after the end of Cedar Point’s popular Luminosity show.

Stars and Stripes Celebration In addition to those great money-saving offers and two nights of fireworks, Cedar Point will help commemorate the holiday weekend with numerous other special events and activities, including:

· The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, the world’s largest mobile grilling machine, will be serving up delicious brats along the Cedar Point midway Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4-6

· An All-American Picnic, featuring a special menu with ribs, chicken, smoked pork chops, corn-on-the-cob and more, will be available at Midway Market, June 30 through July 6

· The legendary Air Force Band of Flight – Wright Brass and Systems Go will perform patriotic tunes for guests in Frontiertown, near Skyhawk, at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 5

· The high-flying E Team Skydivers will thrill and wow guests of all ages during the National Anthem at 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, July 4-5

· Bill Leff Airshows will put on aerial displays for guests along the Cedar Point Beach at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 4-5

· Guests can play “Cornhole with a Pro” with Matt and Bret Guy from the American Cornhole Association from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 4-5

· Red, White and Blue pie-eating contests will be held for adults and kids near the Town Hall Museum in Frontiertown at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 4-5

For more information about Cedar Point and the Stars and Stripes Celebration activities, log on to cedarpoint.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out ourYouTube channel.

CEDAR POINT OPENS THIS SATURDAY - FAMILY FUN IS FOCUS IN 2014 WITH NEW RIDES, SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 5, 2014) – It’s almost here! This weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer as Cedar Point, the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” opens its gates for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. The park has a wide variety of new rides, shows and attractions all designed to help guests have their best day of the summer. The following is a Top 8 list of NEW things to see and do at Cedar Point this summer.

1. Pipe Scream

Billed as “combining the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one,” Pipe Scream will spin riders along 302 feet of track, reaching a maximum height of 43 feet and at speeds topping 40 mph!

2. Lake Erie Eagles

Guests on Lake Erie Eagles will sit in one of eight ride carriages...

Cedar Point Winter Chillout 2014

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Special thanks to Cedar Point, Give Kids The World, along with PointBuzz for the tour! The event raised over $13,000!!!! All proceeds for this event went to Give Kids The World

 

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