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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (March 9, 2015) – Cedar Point, “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®,” and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving thrill-seekers the chance to be the inaugural riders on the park’s first floorless roller coaster – Rougarou! The first rider auction is a fundraising event which benefits the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Bidding is now open to be one of Rougarou’s first 64 public riders at a special event on Friday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. In addition to the ability to choose their seat, those 64 riders will each receive:
Commemorative Medallion – featuring Rougarou and the LeBron James Family Foundation
Rougarou Ball Cap – limited edition, featuring the Rougarou logo
Cedar Point Tickets – two (2), one-day tickets to Cedar Point, a value of more than $120
The top eight bidders will also each receive a rare Nike LeBron James St. Vincent-St. Mary High School basketball jersey.
“We are thrilled to be working with Cedar Point on this unique first rider opportunity that for us, is far more than a roller coaster ride,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “Not only will participants get the thrill of riding Rougarou first, but they will help us continue our mission of positively affecting the lives of children and young adults right here in Ohio.”
Last summer, Cedar Point and the LeBron James Family Foundation announced they had formed a new multi-year partnership, highlighted by this year’s first ride auction and the park hosting the foundation’s annual "I PROMISE Family Reunion" event.
Anyone who participates and places the minimum bid of $123 will be invited to the first rider event and receive the Commemorative Medallion. Bidding for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is open now through Sunday, May 3. Interested participants can place an initial bid, or raise their bid, online at www.cedarpoint.com/FirstRideAuction.
For more information about the park, log on to www.cedarpoint.com. Cedar Point opens for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 9.
About the LeBron James Family Foundation Founded in 2004, the LeBron James Family Foundation empowers children and single-parent households through innovative programming and initiatives, strengthening the ties between family members and building hope through education, physical fitness and better health for those who are dealing with adversity. The LeBron James Family Foundation is aggressively implementing initiatives that have real, meaningful impact in the lives of children across the United States. Staffed entirely by volunteers, including LeBron’s mother Gloria, wife Savannah James, and business partner Maverick Carter, the LJFF staff is dedicated to carrying out this mission. In 2011, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, the LeBron James Family Foundation began working on the high school dropout crisis facing the Akron community and launched the “Wheels for Education” program. This groundbreaking initiative targets third graders and provides them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (March 3, 2015) – Cedar Point, one of the largest employers in the state of Ohio, is looking for qualified individuals of all ages who want to be a part of the park’s most exciting season ever. On Saturday, March 7, representatives from the park will be holding interview sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Breakers Express, 1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio.
More than 70 different types of jobs are available, including positions in rides, food and beverage, games, merchandise, accommodations, maintenance, safety, security and more.
A summer job at Cedar Point is not only fun, but beneficial as well. In addition to competitive pay rates and access to the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World®” throughout the summer, park employees can earn valuable resume-enhancing skills and qualify for college credit. Cedar Point employees also enjoy special employee appreciation events, a rec center, ride nights, themed parties, recognition programs, awards and much more! Low-cost employee housing is also available to those who qualify.
“With more than 5,000 positions available in a wide variety of fields, Cedar Point really offers something for everyone,” said Pam Romo, Human Resources Manager for Cedar Point. “Our goal is to hire the best employees possible that help us deliver a ‘best day’ experience for our guests each and every time they visit.”
To apply for a job, please fill out an application online at cedarpoint.com/jobs prior to attending the interview session. Cedar Point opens for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 9.
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.
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.