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Dale Jr. rolls into Cedar Point

From the Sandusky Register


NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a hit at Cedar Point Thursday as fans lined up for autographs and pictures.

Earnhardt attended the park as part of Cedar Point’s third annual Wheels of Thunder campaign, which highlights racing-theme events.

He was also part of the American Red Cross Firelands Chapter’s Ultimate Ride Auction, where winning bidders met Earnhardt Jr., landed a ride in the Goodyear blimp and also got to hop on Top Thrill Dragster without waiting in line.

Cedar Point’s Wheels of Thunder Promotion With NASCAR and ARCA

From Bleacher Report

In connection to the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Michigan International Speedway, Cedar Point Amusement Park is putting on a group of events, titled “Wheels of Thunder.”

Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point will have events spanning from Tuesday, August 10 to Thursday, August 12.

During the three-day run, if you bring an AMPEnergy can, you will receive seven dollars off of a regular, one-day adult ticket.

Once in the park, Michigan International Speedway will have a display near Dodgem. The display will include driver memorabilia, a cut-away show car, two racing simulators and a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. show car. The experience is open 10 a.m – 6 p.m. (Tuesday and Wednesday) and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the deal will be sweetened as ARCA’s most recent winners Joey Coulter and Robb Brent, plus Berlin runner-up Patrick Sheltra, will be signing autographs from 12-1 p.m. They will also have Brent’s ARCA on display for viewing.

Then on Thursday to close the three-day event, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be there.

First, he’ll stop by the Point Pavilion shortly after 5 p.m. for an all-you-can-eat meal, which you can purchase tickets to ($47.70, including admission to park) through Cedar Point’s website. During the meal, you can win autographed prizes, race-used Goodyear tires, stand-up displays, and more.

Following the meal, Earnhardt Jr. will make an appearance at the WildCat Mindway just before 5:30 p.m. Also, if you submit a question by the registration table next to the stage, you could win autographed prizes, tickets to the CARFAX 400 race on Sunday, pit passes, and more.

The last part of the three-day festival includes the Goodyear Blimp. The Goodyear Blimp will be there and if you’re spotted around the park showing your love for Goodyear, you could win one of five spots to ride the blimp, plus meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. afterwards.

For more information, check out Cedar Point’s official website:


Miley Cyrus, LeBron James take in Cedar Point

From wkyc.com

SANDUSKY — No, LeBron James and Miley Cyrus weren’t at Cedar Point together but both paid a visit to the amusement park in the last three days and we have the photos to show you.

Cyrus took a break from work and enjoyed some fun with friends on the Millennium Force roller coaster on Saturday afternoon.

Cyrus is currently filming her latest movie, “LOL: Laughing Out Loud.”

On Monday, LeBron James seemed content at first to keep his feet on the ground as he strolled through the park, eating a frozen lemonade cup and sharing it with one of his sons.

Then he took to the air later in the day, riding the Raptor with pals from Akron, including Dru Joyce.

Ohio State’s Beanie Wells Visits Cedar Point on Friday

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Chris “Beanie” Wells, former star running back for The Ohio State Buckeyes, will be back home on Friday, June 18 to meet guests and sign autographs at Cedar Point. Buckeye fans can meet Wells from noon to 1 p.m. on the main midway at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

An Akron native, Wells played college football at The Ohio State University before being the first-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2009.

At Ohio State, Wells gained nearly 3,400 yards and scored 30 touchdowns.  He became the seventh running back in Ohio State history to rush for more than 3,000 career yards.  In 36 games, Wells averaged more than 90 yards rushing per game.

In his rookie season with Arizona, Wells played in all 16 games for the Cardinals.  He scored seven touchdowns and rushed for nearly 800 yards. He is currently training for his second season with the Cardinals, which will begin on Sept. 12 when the Cardinals play the St. Louis Rams.

For more information about Wells’ appearance at Cedar Point, visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.