Category Archives: Admission

Cedar Point Pays Tribute to America’s Heroes During Father’s Day Weekend

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point will offer three-days of savings to members of the armed forces and public safety personnel for American Heroes Weekend during Father’s Day Weekend at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

From Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, public safety personnel and members of the armed forces (active, honorably discharged or retired members of the United States military) and their immediate family will be able to purchase one-day tickets to the park for only $34.99, a savings of $12 per ticket! (A valid ID is required.)

On Father’s Day, an all-you-can-eat picnic barbeque will be served from noon to 2 p.m. in the Coral Courtyard. The meal will consist of fried chicken, hot dogs, Johnsonville brats, potato salad, baked beans, baked rigatoni, cookies and ice cold Pepsi. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the park.

Cedar Point will also offer a special meal for the little ones. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, guests will be able to enjoy the Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters. With scrambled eggs and pancakes to fruit and yogurt, dining with Snoopy and the gang is fun for everyone. The buffet will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Midway Market on the park’s main midway. Tickets can be purchased online or at the park. Admission to Cedar Point is required.
With rides, roller coasters and live musical revues, Cedar Point is the perfect setting for a memorable Father’s Day. Earlier this week, the park’s new swing ride, the WindSeeker, opened for the summer. Standing 301-feet-tall, WindSeeker gives riders dramatic views of Cedar Point, Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and the Cedar Point Beach.

Another special activity on Father’s Day will be the first Cedar Point 5K Challenge. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and will end by 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held afterward.

Race packet pickup will be held on Friday, June 17 (from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and on Saturday, June 18 (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort on Cleveland Road in Sandusky.

For more information, visit or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.


Cedar Point Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend With a Tribute to the Troops

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Thrilling roller coasters, tantalizing food, and a special tribute to the armed forces are a few of the many things to do at Cedar Point during the Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30.

During the three-day holiday weekend, the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will be honoring the brave men and women of the armed forces. Free admission will be offered to active, honorably discharged or retired members of the United States military with a valid ID. Family members of those in the armed forces will be able to purchase reduced admission tickets at the daily special military discount of $36.99.

On Saturday, music will fill the air as the Ohio State University Spring Athletic Band returns to the park. The band will begin the day by performing near the Raptor roller coaster at 9:40 a.m.  At 1:30 p.m., it will march along the park’s main midway and play their ever-so popular songs on the Iron Dragon Midway.

Beginning Friday, May 27 guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, plus this Monday, May 29 and the other Monday holidays, July 4 and Sept. 5.  From scrambled eggs and pancakes to fruit and yogurt, eating with Snoopy and the gang is a fun and unique dining event that every family should experience. The buffet will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Midway Market on the park’s main midway.   Tickets can be purchased online or at the park.  Admission to Cedar Point is required.

Guests will also be able to enjoy a good-old-fashion picnic at the Coral Courtyard. The Picnic at the Point will feature a menu consisting of fried chicken, hot dogs, Johnsonville Brats, potato salad, baked beans, baked rigatoni, cookies, and ice-cold Pepsi beverages. The meal will be available Saturday from 5:30-7 p.m., Sunday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday.  Tickets can be purchased online at or at the park’s admission gates.

Adjacent to Cedar Point, the Soak City waterpark will be opening on Saturday, May 28, and will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5.  The 18-acre waterpark has more than a dozen waterslides, a 500,000 gallon wave pool, two children’s areas and the Splash Zone, a multi-story interactive play area that offers over 100 different wet and wild water gadgets, water slides, and a gigantic bucket that pours 1,000 gallons of water on guests below.

For more information about Cedar Point, Soak City, or any of the Memorial Day Weekend events, please visit or call the park’s general information line at 419.627.2350.

Cedar Point’s Season Pass Center to Open Next Week

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Although Old Man Winter is not giving up without a fight, summer fun is right around the corner. Two sure indicators of summer’s arrival are the start of baseball season and the opening of Cedar Point’s Season Pass Center, less than three weeks before the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort begins its 142nd season on Saturday, May 14.

Amid much anticipation, Cedar Point kicks off the summer countdown by opening the doors to its Season Pass Center on Wednesday, April 27. The Center will be open to purchase and/or process season passes Wednesdays through Sundays until Friday, May 13. Hours will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays while extending its hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginning Saturday, May 14, the Season Pass Center will be open from 9 a.m. to park closing.

New for this summer, Cedar Point introduces Instant Online Renewal! Current passholders can simply purchase a renewal pass online to insure an updated pass for the 2011 season.  No need for a new picture or pass to be made. Some restrictions apply. Please visit for complete details.

For new season passholders, Cedar Point Season Pass and Cedar Fair Platinum Pass exchange vouchers must be redeemed for a non-transferable photo ID card before being used for admission to Cedar Point, Soak City waterpark or any other Cedar Fair Entertainment Company amusement or outdoor waterpark.

Returning for its fourth year, the Cedar Fair Platinum Pass is the biggest and best ticket to fun and excitement around. For only $165, the Platinum Pass includes unlimited admission and free parking at all of the amusement and outdoor waterparks owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, including Cedar Point, Soak City waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom, and Kings Island. Plus, each park will offer additional benefits that will vary throughout the year.

Currently, a four-pack Platinum Pass is available online at for only $155 per pass, a savings of $40. For a complete listing of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Parks, please visit

Cedar Point Season Passes (for guests ages 3-61, 48 inches and taller in shoes) are $106 and are only valid for admission to Cedar Point. Parking passes for Cedar Point are not available. For additional savings, a two-pack Cedar Point Season Pass can be purchased online for $99.99 each at

Cedar Fair Junior/Senior Platinum Passes (for guests under 48 inches tall in bare feet or age 62 and older at time of redemption) are $92; Cedar Point Junior/Senior Passes are $69. Children age 2 and under are always free.

Cedar Point will open for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 14. For more information on season pass benefits, guests can visit or call 419.627.2309.

Buy Now and Save Big on a May Visit to Cedar Point

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio –- With all the fun at Cedar Point slated to start in less than five weeks, now is the best time to buy and save big on a May visit to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

Through April 30, a single-day Spring Fever ticket can now be purchased online for only $31.99, a savings of $15.  A Spring Fever ticket can be used any day the park is open in May, including Opening Day, Saturday, May 14 and Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, but these tickets must be purchased online in April.  Tickets for juniors, age 3 and older, under 48 inches tall, and Seniors, age 62 and older, are only $21.  Children, age 2 and under, are free.
Cedar Point will be open daily Saturday, May 14 through Labor Day, Sept. 5, plus Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 9-11 through Oct. 28-30, 2011.

With 75 rides, including 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point has more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world.

New this summer will be WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall swing ride that will spin riders nearly 30-stories above the Cedar Point Beach.  Near the front of the park, Pink’s, world-renowned for its gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs, onion rings and fresh toppings, will open its first franchise east of Las Vegas.

Cedar Point also has a huge assortment of family rides such as the 136-foot-tall Giant Wheel Ferris wheel, the Sky Ride cable cars and three antique carrousels.

For young families, Camp Snoopy and Planet Snoopy are two of four special ride areas that offer plenty to do with Mom and Dad.  The park also presents a variety of live shows including Tropical Heat, Island Beat in the Red Garter Saloon on the Frontier Trail and Charlie Brown’s Funtime Frolics in the Camp Snoopy Theatre in Camp Snoopy.

The Spring Fever Ticket is only valid for May visits, but can be used with an upgrade to regular price for a visit to Cedar Point on any other 2011 operating day.

For more information about Spring Fever tickets at Cedar Point, please visit Admission (Online Deals) under Plan A Visit at or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

Cedar Fair Entertains A Record 22.8 Million Guests In 2010

Cedar Fair Press Release

SANDUSKY, OHIO, January 5, 2011 — Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, announced today that attendance at its 17 locations totaled 22.8 million guests in 2010, up 7.8%, or 1.7 million visits from the Company’s total attendance of  21.1 million in 2009.

“We saw strong gains in attendance in all regions throughout the year, including significant improvements in season pass visits and group sales, as our aggressive marketing efforts and investments in new attractions drew increasing numbers of guests to our parks,” said Dick Kinzel, chairman, president and chief executive officer.  “Through these efforts, we have been able to leverage the growing popularity of our parks and successfully navigate through a very challenging economic period by continuing to offer guests a best-in-class experience.”

Attendance at Cedar Fair’s northern region parks, which include Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio and Canada’s Wonderland near Toronto, increased 3.7% to 12.7 million guests in 2010 compared with 12.2 million in 2009.  The Company’s southern region parks entertained 4.8 million guests in 2010, up 17.9% from 4.1 million a year ago.  Its western region parks hosted 5.3 million guests in 2010 versus 4.8 million guests in 2009, for an increase of 9.7%.  Average in-park guest per capita spending in 2010 decreased approximately 1% from the prior year.

“The record attendance is the latest highlight of what has been an outstanding year for Cedar Fair,” Kinzel continued.  “In July 2010, we completed the refinancing of our debt to create a capital structure with a stronger balance sheet and provide the flexibility to take advantage of further value-creating growth opportunities.  In addition, under the new financing agreement, we were able to reinstate the cash distribution to unitholders in December 2010, after the distribution had been suspended for a year due to covenants within the prior credit agreement.  As we look ahead to the 2011 season, we will continue to focus on adding value to the guest experience while maintaining our commitment to delivering excellent value to our unitholders, including growing the distribution.”

The Company plans to issue a news release and host a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, to discuss 2010 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings results.  The Company’s 2010 year-end tax information will be processed and mailed to unitholders at the beginning of March 2011.  The same tax information will be available to unitholders through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s corporate website ( beginning February 28, 2011.

About Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Amusement parks in the Company’s northern region include two in Ohio: Cedar Point, consistently voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” in Amusement Today polls, and Kings Island; as well as Canada’s Wonderland, near Toronto; Dorney Park, PA; Valleyfair, MN; and Michigan’s Adventure, MI.  In the southern region are Kings Dominion, VA; Carowinds, NC; and Worlds of Fun, MO.  Western parks in California include: Knott’s Berry Farm; California’s Great America; and Gilroy Gardens, which is managed under contract.

Additional Information About the Special Meeting of Unitholders
This may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the Company’s Special Meeting of Unitholders scheduled for January 11, 2011.  On December 10, 2010, in connection with the Special Meeting, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy with the SEC and the definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy has been mailed on or about December 13, 2010 to the Company’s unitholders of record as of December 9, 2010. In addition, the Company will file with, or furnish, to the SEC all additional relevant materials.  BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE COMPANY’S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL MEETING.  Investors and security holders will be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company free of charge from the SEC’s website,  The Company’s Unitholders will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents by directing a request by mail or telephone to Investor Relations, Cedar Fair, L.P., One Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870, telephone: (419) 627-2233, or from the Company’s website, or by contacting Morrow & Co., LLC, at (203) 658-9400 or toll free at (800) 206-5879.

The Company and its directors and executive officers and certain other members of its management and employees may be deemed to participate in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Special Meeting of Unitholders. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants is included in the definitive proxy statement.