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HalloWeekends at Cedar Point closes this weekend

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2011 — Summertime fun will officially end on Sunday (Oct. 30) when HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will close for the season.

This will be the last weekend to enjoy the park’s roller coasters and the fun and frights of HalloWeekends.

During HalloWeekends, the park combines its vast assortment of rides with dozens of Halloween attractions that range from scary fright zones and haunted houses to live entertainment and children’s attractions that include the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade (4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoon), the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Hay Bale Maze and a sleeping ogre.

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With two new fright zones, Blood on the Bayou, featuring zombies and a self-taught butcher, and Screamworks that is inhabited by creatures donning gas masks and goggles, HalloWeekends has more haunted attractions than ever before!

Guests interested in frights can find their fill all weekend long. All of the haunted attractions are ready to scare each night. Plus, the park’s rides and roller coasters will be in operation from open to close. (On Friday night, there will be a reduced ride offering.)

There are also several ways to save money on a visit to the park. A four-pack of tickets can be purchased online for only $156, a savings of nearly $11 per ticket. Seecedarpoint.com for all of the details. (Tickets must be purchased in advance online.)

Plus, Sunday (Oct. 30) is also the last day of the park’s Climbing to a Million contest when current and new Facebook fans of Cedar Point will be able to receive a $10 discount on admission to the park ($39.99 per person) by downloading and printing a special voucher from Facebook and redeeming it at Cedar Point.

There is also still time to save money on summer fun for next year. Cedar Point Season Passes and Cedar Fair Platinum Passes for 2012 are now on sale for the lowest rate available through the end of the weekend. See cedarpoint.com for great ways to save!

On Friday, Cedar Point will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight; noon to midnight on Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, please visithalloweekends.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

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HalloWeekends 15, PointFest and Boat Show return to Cedar Point

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, – Cedar Point will offer a wide array of family entertainment this week when three popular special events return to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

HalloWeekends
On Friday, HalloWeekends, Cedar Point’s fall festival of fun and frights, will return for its 15th season. For seven weekends, HalloWeekends will provide an unmatched mix of rides and roller coasters, haunted houses and fright zones, live shows and special attractions such as the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade that will feature four new floats.

This year HalloWeekends will also add two new fright zones (Screamworks along the Frontier Trail and Blood on the Bayou that will lead guests along the lagoon) and two new shows (The Edge of Madness – Six Feet Under in the Red Slaughter Saloon and Dr. Cleaver in the Clink in The Palace Theatre).

For an additional fee, the new Zombie Tour will provide front-of-the-line privileges at the park’s four haunted houses and the Blood on the Bayou and CornStalkers fright zones. Visit cedarpoint.com for all of the details.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 30. Cedar Point will be open 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday nights (only a portion of the park is open); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. (On Sunday, Oct. 9, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

For more information, including attractions, entertainment and hours of operation, please visit halloweekends.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

PointFest
Presenting some of today’s most popular Christian artists, PointFest will return to Cedar Point for its third year on Saturday, Sept. 17. It will feature nearly six hours of music and entertainment.

Headlining this year’s show will be Skillet whose performance will be highlighted by a lively pyrotechnics show and Christian music icon TobyMac, who returns for his second appearance at PointFest. Other entertainers include Manic Drive, Disciple and comedian Bone Hampton.

The concert will begin at approximately 5 p.m. with performances continuing until 11 p.m. The event will be held in the Soak City parking lot. Combo tickets to Cedar Point and the concert are available online and at Cedar Point. Concert-only tickets for season pass-holders and deals for groups of 15 or more are also available. Admission to Cedar Point is required. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, please visit cedarpoint.com.

North American In-Water Boat Show
For the 39th consecutive year, the Cedar Point Marina will host The North American In-Water Boat Show from Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 14-18.

The largest in-water boat show on the Great Lakes, the Cedar Point Boat Show will feature many of the newest power and sail boats, equipment and accessories. A 69-foot-long Marquis 690, displayed by SkipperBud’s, is this year’s Queen of the Fleet. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Boats Under $15,000 and Boats $15,000-$25,000 pavilions, the Brokerage Pier and the Demo Dock and Sail Pier.

Regular admission is $9 for adults and $7 for seniors (age 60 and older), while children, age 12 and younger, are free. Hours for the boat show will be noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 14-16; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. Admission to Cedar Point is not required.

For more information about these events, please log onto to cedarpoint.com or call Cedar Point’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

Kirk Franklin headlines JoyFest Gospel Music Festival Saturday, September 26 at Cedar Point

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, – Some of gospel music’s best-known performers will take center stage at Cedar Point next weekend when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will host the JoyFest Gospel Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.

During Joyfest, Cedar Point guests will be able to watch some of the most popular entertainers in gospel music and a family-friendly comedian. The first-ever JoyFest Gospel Music Festival at Cedar Point will be held from 4-9:30 p.m. in the Soak City parking lot. (Admission to Cedar Point is required.)

Performing at JoyFest will be:

Kirk Franklin whose album, Hero, won two Grammy Awards;
Dr. Marvin Sapp, the 2008 Best Gospel Artist award winner;
Crystal Aikin, winner of BET’s Sunday Best gospel competition;
Tye Tribbett who received a Grammy Award nomination for his Victory Life! album in 2006; and
Comedian Bone Hampton, who has appeared on BET’s Comic Views and Comics Unleashed, will emcee the festival.

Combo tickets to Cedar Point and the concert are available online until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 and at Cedar Point on the day of the show. Concert only tickets for season passholders and deals for groups of 15 or more are also available. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, please visit cedarpoint.com.

Inside the park, Cedar Point will be hosting its annual HalloWeekends festival that combines the thrills and excitement of Cedar Point’s rides and roller coasters with the fun and frights of Halloween. New for this season are two haunted houses, three live shows and the Overlord, the powerful chieftain of all the creepy monsters who prowl the park during HalloWeekends.

HalloWeekends also offers a variety of entertainment for young families that includes the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade, the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Hay Bale Maze and Planet Spooky and Camp Spooky children’s areas.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. Cedar Point will be open 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday nights (only a portion of the park is open); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. (On Sunday, Oct. 11, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

For more information about these events, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

HalloWeekends to open at Cedar Point with more thrills than ever before

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – With the addition of two all-new haunted houses, a mysterious leader of the creatures and three new live shows, HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will take fun and frights to a whole new level.

To make its 13th season the best ever, HalloWeekends combines the park’s unmatched collection of rides and roller coasters with a broad assortment of Halloween attractions that range from outdoor scare zones and haunted houses to live entertainment and themed children’s attractions.  Fall festivities at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort have always featured fun scary by day and scary scary by night.

New this year for HalloWeekends will be:

  • The Overlord, a caped chieftain who will exhort his minions to scare guests at every opportunity;
  • G.A. Boecking’s Eerie Estate, a haunted mansion with more than 20 exquisitely decorated rooms of terror;
  • Happy Jack’s Toy Factory , a behind-the-scenes look at the world of toys and dolls that will change the way you feel about opening presents for a long time to come; and
  • Three new live shows:  The Edge of Madness, The Return of Dr. Cleaver and The Goodtime Ghouls: A Halloween Hullabaloo.

Overall, HalloWeekends will have five outdoor scare zones and four haunted houses inhabited by legions of unearthly monsters lurking in the dark recesses.  During HalloWeekends, hundreds of creatures will roam the midway in search of their prey.

But for family fun, the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade is a “must see.”  With floats, friendly monsters and marching bands, the colorful parade will be a hit with everyone in the family.  The Monster Midway Invasion Celebration will be presented at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting).

Other family favorites will include the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Hay Bale Maze and Planet Spooky and Camp Spooky children’s areas.  There is also a magician, witches, gypsies, friendly monsters who dance along the midway and the Peanuts Halloween Show and Kids’ Costume Contest on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

To create the proper atmosphere, the park does a complete makeover for the start of HalloWeekends.  This transformation is completed with an infusion of tombstones, cobwebs, skeletons, spiders, bats, hundreds of corn stalks and bales of straw and tons of pumpkins.

HalloWeekends will be held on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 1.  The park will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays (limited ride availability); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.  On Sunday, Oct. 11, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Excluding Sunday, Oct. 11, the outdoor scare zones will be closed on Sundays.

For more information about HalloWeekends, guests can visit the new HalloWeekends.com or call the park’s general information line at 419.627.2350.

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