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.
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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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.
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...
Kristy Williams has been hired as the events and promotions representative in the marketing division. In her new position, Williams is responsible for the planning, promotion and execution of the park’s calendar of special events and sales promotions. Williams has worked seasonally at Cedar Point for five years. A native of Sheridan, Ind., Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Jordan Sternberg has been hired as the social media representative for Cedar Point. In his new position, Sternberg will be responsible for the park’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), photography, videography and managing additional digital assets. He has worked at Cedar Point seasonally for four summers, most recently in the marketing division. A native of Sandusky, Sternberg earned his bachelor’s degree in visual communication technology from Bowling Green State University.
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The results are in and for the 16th consecutive year, Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, has been voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World!” The popular vacation destination won this coveted award at last night’s annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony in Santa Cruz, Calif. Cedar Point has earned the top honor every year since the inception of the Golden Ticket Awards in 1998.
In addition to the Best Park award, Cedar Point’s Millennium Force roller coaster was named the “Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World” for the third year in a row. In fact, Millennium Force has been ranked as one of the top two steel roller coasters in the world every year since its debut more than 13 years ago.
“We are truly honored to have been named the best park in the world for the past 16 years and to have the top steel roller coaster for the third year in a row,” stated John Hildebrandt, Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point. “This award is a testament to our entire staff here at Cedar Point that strives to provide each guest with their ‘best day’ experience during every visit.”
The biggest stars in Christian music will rock the stage on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Cedar Point® as the park hosts its fifth annual PointFest music festival. This fun-filled day of song and praise features Building 429, whose recent album “We Won’t Be Shaken” debuted at the top of the Billboard Christian albums chart; Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award-winning Tenth Avenue North; Dove Award and Grammy Award-winning group Third Day; and Dove Award, American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and six-time Grammy Award-winning TobyMac!
Hello everyone! On behalf of all of us at CP Rundown, we are proud to announce the release of CP Rundown V3.0! After months of hard work, the new site is being released with more photos and improved content on every page!
We hope you will find the site easier to navigate. We also have added larger photo galleries and POV of the roller coasters and some rides!
So, why don't you sit down, hold on (to your mouse) and enjoy the ride we are going to take you on. The best part is, we are just getting started! There will be much more to come!