Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2010 — With Santa Claus, Snoopy and more than a quarter-million gallons of water, Castaway Bay, Cedar Point’s year-round indoor waterpark resort, will have its own special way of celebrating the holidays when it reopens for the winter on Friday, Dec. 17.

For starters, Castaway Bay’s 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark has a variety of attractions that range from the Rendezvous Run water coaster, the 100,000-gallon Castaway Bay Wave Pool and an indoor/outdoor whirlpool spa to the Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse and Creature Cove, an 80,000-gallon activity pool with water basketball, a cargo net climb and serpents to climb on.  For the little ones, Toddler’s Tide Pool is an ideal location to splash and slide.  And even though it is winter outside, inside the waterpark it is a balmy 82 degrees.

For the holidays, Castaway Bay has several money-saving packages that are designed with families in mind.  The Fun Times Family Package includes overnight accommodations, admission to the waterpark, family pizza meal and family photo with a PEANUTS character all for one low price, while the Free Breakfast Package starts the day with a complimentary breakfast.  The Indoor Fun Packages includes two free Color-Your-Own backpacks or T-shirts, two complimentary Color-Your-Own beach towels and a free family photo with a PEANUTS character.  (All packages include complimentary all-day admission to the waterpark.)

Several special activities are also planned for the holiday season.  Each night through Christmas Eve there will be a tree-lighting show while a sing-along with Snoopy will be held nightly through Dec. 30.  There will also be a Christmas Day scavenger hunt.

For an added treat, Santa will visit Castaway Bay every day Friday, Dec. 17 through Thursday, Dec. 23.  Plus, Snoopy and his friends are in the lobby every morning from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 & 19, Snoopy will serve hot chocolate and cookies by the fireplace in the lobby right before bedtime.

The fun will continue into the new year as Castaway Bay will also host special events on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  On New Year’s Eve, there will be a parade with Snoopy, a Kids’ Dance Party and a New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop while a PEANUTS Dance Party and a PEANUTS Movie and Bedtime Story will be held on New Year’s Day.

In between visits to the waterpark, Castaway Bay also has activity centers that will provide an assortment of fun things to do.  At Camp Castaway, younger children will be able to enter coloring contests, decorate a Christmas stocking or just play games or read a book.  The activity list at Club Castaway includes decorating cookies, Caroling Karaoke and a nighttime dance party.  A huge arcade is located just outside the waterpark.

Other amenities include a fitness center and The Spa at Castaway Bay that offers massages, facials, waxings and manicures and pedicures.

With 237 rooms and suites, Castaway Bay can accommodate families of all sizes.  Near the resort’s lobby are two different gift shops and three eateries, while a fourth, T.G.I. Fridays, is just down the hallway.

For more information about the holiday events and activities at Castaway Bay, please visit castawaybay.com or call 419.627.2106.