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Screamworks Master Skull

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.

Screamworks Master Skull

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.

Climbing to a Million Likes

Fun for Facebook fans as Cedar Point climbs to a million likes

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Climbing to a Million Likes

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2011 — If you “like” Cedar Point on Facebook, the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort has some money-saving deals and lots of fun waiting for you on Sundays at the park through the end of October.

Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 9 and all Sundays through Oct. 30, Cedar Point will be hosting the 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 on any Sunday in October.

There is even more fun and prizes to be had for Facebook fans on Sundays at the park.

On all Sundays in October, all Facebook fans at Cedar Point will receive a specially designed Facebook sticker. If a Facebook fan is spotted by an official fan-finder (only on Sundays), those Facebook fans could win valuable prizes such as complimentary merchandise, food or front-of-the-line privileges on a favorite ride.

And when the park reaches one million fans (before or after the season), a special fan will win the Ultimate Opening Day Experience that includes complimentary tickets to the park on Opening Day 2012, the first ride of the season on your favorite ride, plus tours and more. Plus, all Facebook fans will be able to unlock a special prize when the park reaches one million Facebook fans. To enter the Climbing to a Million contest, please visit facebook.com/cedarpoint.

During HalloWeekends, there is fun for guests of all ages that includes more than 70 rides, including 16 roller coasters, and a variety of Halloween attractions.

With 10 haunted attractions, HalloWeekends has more creatures and spooky areas than ever before. This fall, Screamworks on the Frontier Trail and Blood on the Bayou, located in a wooded area along the lagoon, add to the screams.

HalloWeekends also has gypsy fortune-tellers, dancing monsters on the midway, two new shows and the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration parade that features floats, marching bands and dozens of strange-looking creatures.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28-30. 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. This Sunday, Oct. 9, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information about the Climbing to a Million contest, please “like” Cedar Point on Facebook.com or follow us on Twitter. For additional information on HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point: Fun, Food and Firefighters, Too

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, – Frights, fun, mouth-watering food and a firefighters competition are just some of this weekend’s activities during HalloWeekends at Cedar Point.

In addition to challenging Cedar Point’s rides and roller coasters, guests of all ages at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will also be able to enjoy a variety of Halloween attractions that range from encounters with ghastly creatures to friendly monsters who dance on the midway.

With two new fright zones, HalloWeekends now features 10 haunted attractions. This fall, Screamworks on the Frontier Trail and Blood on the Bayou, located in a wooded area along the lagoon, add to the screams.

HalloWeekends also has two new shows (The Edge of Madness – Six Feet Under and Dr. Cleaver in the Clink). Plus, the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration, a parade that strolls down the main midway at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, has several new floats and dozens of strange-looking characters.

In the middle of the park, the sleeping ogre who talks and recites poetry is also a crowd-pleaser.

Not to be outdone, G. A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate, one of four haunted houses at HalloWeekends, is adding a new service. In addition to the Boeckling’s Banquet that offers a fine-dining experience on Fridays (5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (12:30 p.m.), the ghostly mansion will now serve a Boeckling’s Brunch on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (excluding Oct. 16 when the Boeckling’s Banquet meal will be served).

Served buffet-style, Boeckling’s Brunch will include eggs, breakfast meats, pastries, potatoes, rice, vegetable medley, carved prime rib, signature dessert, beverages and mimosa for only $49.99 including tax and gratuity. Price does not include admission to the park. Reservations required. (Visit cedarpoint.com for more information.)

Next door in the Soak City parking lot located adjacent to the park, the first Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1.

More than 100 firefighters will participate in the competition that includes climbing stairs, carrying a rescue manikin and dragging a fire hose – all while wearing full firefighting gear. There will also be a kids’ event on Saturday. The activities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 30) and 9 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 1). Admission to Cedar Point is not required but a parking fee will be collected.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will be held Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28-30. 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.

Eternity Infirmary

Cedar Point to rename 2 attractions after protests

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From the toledoBlade

Dr. D. Mented's Asylum for the Criminally Insane

SANDUSKY — Criticized last year by a group that advocates on behalf of the mentally ill, Cedar Point says it will rename two attractions for its upcoming HalloWeekends operations to ones that are less offensive.

At issue was a haunted house called “Dr. D Mented’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane” and an indoor show called “The Edge of Madness — Still Crazy.”

Members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio last year complained that the Sandusky amusement park stereotyped those with mental illness by giving two Halloween attractions names that the advocacy group said were offensive to the mentally ill and their families and inspired fear and misunderstanding by the general public.

Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said Thursday the park decided to address the criticism this year.

“We knew they were upset with some of the names,” he said. “We didn’t change them last year but we have changed them for this year.”

“Dr. D Mented’s Asylum” has been renamed the “Eternity Infirmary,” while “The Edge of Madness” has been changed to “The Edge of Madness — Six Feet Under,” Mr. Innes said.

Eternity Infirmary

The renamed attractions will make their debut when Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends opens on Sept. 16. The park’s Halloween-themed makeover will run each Friday-Sunday until Oct. 30.

The man who spearheaded the criticism last year, Terry Russell, interim executive director of the advocacy group, said he was pleased with Cedar Point’s decision. “NAMI Ohio is extremely thankful to them for doing that and our organization now fully supports their Halloween activities,” he said.

Dr. D. Mented's Asylum for the Criminally Insane

Cedar Point haunted attractions getting new names after complaints

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From the Chronicle Online

Dr. D. Mented's Asylum for the Criminally Insane

SANDUSKY — An Ohio amusement park says it will have new names this year for two Halloween attractions that drew complaints from mental health advocates.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, said Cedar Point promoted false stereotypes last Halloween by calling a haunted house “Dr. D. Menteds Asylum for the Criminally Insane” and a musical show “The Edge of Madness: Still Crazy.”

The Sandusky Register quotes CEO Dick Kinzel of parent company Cedar Fair as saying the haunted house will keep the hospital theme but be renamed. He says Cedar Point doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

A park spokesman says the show will change to “The Edge of Madness: Six Feet Under.”

NAMI Ohio chapter executive director Terry Russell says Cedar Point is moving in the right direction.

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