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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.

Platinum Season Pass

Buy now and save big on a visit to Cedar Point

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – With the start of the school year rapidly approaching, now is the best time to buy and save big on your next visit to Cedar Point.

There are several opportunities to save at least $12 on a one-day visit to the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. But you must act quickly!

For a limited time, Cedar Point is now offering Pick-A-Date tickets on its website (cedarpoint.com). Select a specific date to visit the park and save $12 per ticket. Tickets can be used on a different date with an upgrade.

Now through Sunday, Aug. 14, Discount Drug Mart stores in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown are now offering tickets for only $37.99. These tickets will be valid on any operating day through Sunday, Oct. 30.

Participating AAA offices in the Cleveland area are now offering online tickets for a one-day ticket to the park for only $35, a savings of nearly $15 per ticket. To purchase these tickets, Cleveland-area AAA members should visit www.aaaohio.com. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Aug. 31 and will be valid on any operating day through Sunday, Oct. 30.

Platinum Pass and Season Passholders at Cedar Point can also take advantage of Bring-A-Friend Sundays and save $30 on a ticket. Tickets must be purchased at the park on Sundays through Sept. 4.

Please visit cedarpoint.com for more details. Tickets for juniors, age 3 and older, under 48 inches tall, and Seniors, age 62 and older, are only $24.99. Children, age 2 and under, are free.

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

New this summer is WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall swing ride that spins riders nearly 30-stories above the Cedar Point Beach. Near the front of the park, Pink’s, a Hollywood legend for more than 72 years, serves gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs, onion rings with fresh toppings. It is its first franchise east of Las Vegas.

In addition to its thrilling roller coasters, Cedar Point also has a huge assortment of family rides such as the 136-foot-tall Giant Wheel Ferris wheel, the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad and three antique carrousels, plus a variety of entertaining live shows.

Cedar Point will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The park will reopen for a Bonus Weekend and HalloWeekends, Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 9-11 through Oct. 28-30.

For more information about these big savings opportunities at Cedar Point, please visit Admission (Online Deals) under Plan A Visit at cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

Power Tower Fireworks

Two nights of fireworks highlight Cedar Point’s Fourth of July celebration

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Power Tower Fireworks

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – To celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Cedar Point will present eye-popping fireworks on two nights:  Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4th.

The fireworks displays are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on both evenings.

During the holiday weekend, the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will also be open later each evening so there will be even more time to enjoy the fun and festivities.  On Sunday, July 3, Cedar Point will be open until 1 a.m. giving guests nearly three more hours to enjoy all the park’s rides and attractions after the fireworks display comes to a close. The park will also be open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4.

In addition to the fireworks displays, special entertainment, delicious meals and money-saving deals will also be available throughout the weekend.

For additional savings, Starlight Admission, beginning at 5 p.m., is only $29.99 and is good for almost eight hours of fun on Sunday evening.

Some of the special activities planned for the holiday weekend include:

Fourth of July Fireworks
On two nights, Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, Cedar Point will set the sky ablaze with amazing colors and lights with their spectacular fireworks display beginning at 10 p.m. each night.

Presented by Zambelli Internationale, Inc., of New Castle, Pa., one of the oldest and largest companies in fireworks displays in the United States, the program is synchronized to patriotic music.

Salute to the Armed Forces
Cedar Point will salute members of the armed forces, Saturday through Monday, July 2-4.  Any active, honorably-discharged or retired member of the military with a valid ID can receive one free regular admission ticket valid for one day during the holiday weekend. They may also purchase discounted tickets for members of their immediate family for only $37.99.

Special Entertainment
On Saturday, July 2, the Singing Angels, Cleveland’s world-famous children’s choir, will be performing by the fountain on the Main Midway. This non-profit coral youth group consists of 120 students who range in age from 8 to 18. They will be performing from 9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Point Patrol Giveaways
For additional excitement, the park’s Point Patrol will be distributing prizes at select live shows from Friday through Monday.  Giveaways will include prizes from Red Gold Ketchup, Toft’s Ice Cream and Johnsonville.

Great Eats
Back by popular demand will be the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill.  From Friday through Monday, July 1-4, the world’s largest touring grill will be at Cedar Point cooking up Johnsonville bratwursts in front of the Dodgems from 11 a.m. to closing each day.
Hungry guests will also be able to enjoy a good-old-fashion all-you-can-eat picnic with broiled Johnsonville Brats, fried chicken, hot dogs, baked rigatoni, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, ice cream and ice-cold Pepsi beverages.  Picnic at the Point will be served Saturday through Monday, July 2-4, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Coral Courtyard.

For a different start to the morning, the Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters will be available Friday through Monday, July 1-4.  Serving scrambled eggs and pancakes to fruit and yogurt, dining with Snoopy and the Gang is a memorable experience for the whole family.  The all-you-can-eat buffet will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Midway Market on the park’s main midway. Admission to Cedar Point is required.

Tickets for Picnic at the Point and Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters can also be purchased online at cedarpoint.com or at the park’s admission gates.  Please visit cedarpoint.com for other money-saving deals throughout the summer.

For more information about Cedar Point’s Fourth of July celebration, please log on to cedarpoint.com or call the park’s general information line at 419-627-2350.

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

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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 cedarpoint.com 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 cedarpoint.com or call the park’s general information line at 419.627.2350.

Cedar Point Opens for the Summer on May 14

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 6, 2011 — Premium made-to-order gourmet hot dogs and chili dogs will add to the fun and excitement of a Cedar Point summer when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for the season on Saturday, May 14.

Beginning Saturday, May 14, Cedar Point will be open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

New this summer will be Pink’s, a restaurant that specializes in gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings.  A Hollywood legend since 1939, Pink’s will be located near the front of the park, just across from Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor.  It will be the first Pink’s franchise east of Las Vegas.

Later in the month, the park will also introduce WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall towering swing ride that will be located near the Cedar Point Beach.  Seated in open two-passenger cars, riders will be treated to dramatic views of Cedar Point, Lake Erie and the Cedar Point Beach.

“We are very excited to officially kickoff summer in the Midwest,” said John Hildebrandt, Cedar Point’s vice president and general manager.  “It has been a long, cold winter and people are ready to have some fun.  Roller coasters, hot dogs and Snoopy are the perfect solution.”

Opening for its 142nd season, Cedar Point features an extensive entertainment package that includes thrilling rides and roller coasters, live shows and special entertainment for young families.  With 74 rides, including 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point has more rides and more coasters than any park in the world.

In addition to the rides, guests will be able to watch some of the park’s award-winning live entertainment.  Tropical Heat, Island Beat, presented in the Red Garter Saloon, will feature the hits of Jimmy Buffett and the Miami Sound Machine, while Charlie Brown’s Funtime Frolics will be performed in Camp Snoopy.  Four other shows will open later in the summer.

Other special activities at the park during its Opening Weekend include:

— Beginning Opening Day through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, guests can enter the Take Home a Thrill contest to win a new XUV 825i John Deere Gator, valued at more than $11,000.  Entry forms can be obtained at Cedar Point’s Guest Services, the Town Hall Museum or by mail.  For more information, please visit cedarpoint.com.

— On Sunday, May 15, the park will also hold an all-you-can-eat Picnic in the Park meal featuring Johnsonville Brats, fried chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, baked rigatoni, cookies, ice cream and assorted Pepsi beverages.  The picnic will be held in the Coral Courtyard from 4-6:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online at cedarpoint.com or at the park’s admission gates.

Through the end of May, Pick-a-Date tickets for a June visit can be purchased online at cedarpoint.com for only $32.99, a savings of $14 per ticket!

All of Cedar Point’s resort properties will open for the season on Friday, May 13.  Resort guests qualify for Early Entry and can enter the park one hour before it opens to the public and can purchase tickets for only $29, the lowest rate available.

For more information about Opening Weekend at Cedar Point, please visit the park’s website at cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

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