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Cedar Point Pays Tribute to America’s Heroes During Father’s Day Weekend

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point will offer three-days of savings to members of the armed forces and public safety personnel for American Heroes Weekend during Father’s Day Weekend at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

From Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, public safety personnel and members of the armed forces (active, honorably discharged or retired members of the United States military) and their immediate family will be able to purchase one-day tickets to the park for only $34.99, a savings of $12 per ticket! (A valid ID is required.)

On Father’s Day, an all-you-can-eat picnic barbeque will be served from noon to 2 p.m. in the Coral Courtyard. The meal will consist of fried chicken, hot dogs, Johnsonville brats, potato salad, baked beans, baked rigatoni, cookies and ice cold Pepsi. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the park.

Cedar Point will also offer a special meal for the little ones. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day, guests will be able to enjoy the Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters. With scrambled eggs and pancakes to fruit and yogurt, dining with Snoopy and the gang is fun for everyone. 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.
With rides, roller coasters and live musical revues, Cedar Point is the perfect setting for a memorable Father’s Day. Earlier this week, the park’s new swing ride, the WindSeeker, opened for the summer. Standing 301-feet-tall, WindSeeker gives riders dramatic views of Cedar Point, Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and the Cedar Point Beach.

Another special activity on Father’s Day will be the first Cedar Point 5K Challenge. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and will end by 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held afterward.

Race packet pickup will be held on Friday, June 17 (from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and on Saturday, June 18 (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort on Cleveland Road in Sandusky.

For more information, visit or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.


Hollywood Landmark Pink’s To Open at Cedar Point This Summer

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Labeled as the “Hot Dog To The Stars,” Pink’s, a Hollywood legend for more than 71 years, will serve its special brand of hot dogs and chili dogs this summer at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

This will be the first Pink’s franchise east of Las Vegas.  Last summer, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, Calif., was the first Cedar Fair Entertainment Company park to operate a Pink’s on its property.
World renown for its premium gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs, onion rings and fresh toppings, Pink’s has an impressive Who’s Who list of famous Hollywood stars and dignitaries who have frequented the original Pink’s in Hollywood.  Among its customers are Betty White, Ryan Seacrest, Adam Sandler, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart, Jay Leno and Bobby Flay.

In 2010, the Obama girls:  First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, and an entourage of 14 other people stopped in for lunch.

It has also been featured on The View, The Martha Stewart Show, The Throw Down with Bobby Flay, The Travel Channel, the Food Network and the Discovery Channel.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Pink’s to a new area of the country,” said Richard Pink, son of Paul and Betty Pink, who first opened Pink’s in 1939.  “Our premium hot dogs and chili dogs prepared with fresh toppings will become an instant favorite of park guests.”

In addition to its world-famous hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings, Pink’s at Cedar Point will also serve mild or spicy Polish dogs, Brooklyn Pastrami swiss cheese dogs, Coleslaw dogs, plus hamburgers, cheeseburgers and French fries.

“Pink’s will be a very popular addition to the food offerings at Cedar Point,” said Gary Gochenour, Cedar Point’s Director of Food Services.  “Its gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings made fresh will have a huge appeal to all of our guests.”

Pink’s at Cedar Point will be located just off the main midway right next to Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor.  Guests will order inside and be able to watch as their food is prepared in front of them just the way they want it.  Seating will be available inside or on the outdoor patio.

The original Pink’s, opened 71 years ago at the corner of North La Brea and Melrose avenues in Los Angeles, was no more than a pushcart with a very long extension cord that was plugged into a hardware store a block away.  In 1946, the operation expanded into its current building at the same location.

For additional information about Pink’s, please visit, Cedar Point’s web site at or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

Cedar Point to Open DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant in Sandusky

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Guests visiting Cedar Point will have even more taste-tempting options to choose from this summer. And you won’t even have to be in the park.

In May, the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant near the entrance to the Cedar Point Causeway in Sandusky.

The seasonal franchise will replace the East of Chicago pizza chain that has been in operation at the corner of Fifth Street and Cedar Point Drive since 2001.

The new DQ Grill & Chill location will offer an expanded menu that will not only include burgers, fries, extensive kids’ menu and the Dairy Queen system’s extremely popular Blizzard® Flavor Treats and a variety of ice cream desserts, but also hot dogs, wraps and grilled sandwiches. It will also be open in the morning and will serve breakfast favorites such as egg sandwiches, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and juice to guests who want to get an early start on their day of rides and roller coasters.

Another popular menu item will be the Orange Julius® premium fruit smoothies and fruit drinks.

“We are extremely excited about bringing the DQ Grill and Chill restaurant to Cedar Point,” said Jack Highsmith, Cedar Point’s vice president of accommodations and franchise food. “The DQ Grill & Chill concept has national recognition and a broad appeal to our guests. Plus, it will be able to provide a variety of menu options and ice cream treats all day long.”

Before opening, the building will be completely renovated to give the facility a fresh, new appearance. When completed, all of the seating areas, furnishings, rest rooms and food equipment will be replaced producing an interior that will be warm, welcoming and stylish. Outside, there will be new signage, landscaping, expanded drive-thru service and patio seating with decorative fencing.

When completed, the renovation project will cost approximately $1.5 million. A May opening is planned, however, an exact opening day has not been determined. After opening, the restaurant will be open daily through Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5. It will also reopen for weekends through Oct. 29-30.

For additional information about the new DQ Grill & Chill location, please visit the park’s web site at or call Cedar Point’s General Information Line at 419.626.2350.

DQ set for Cedar Point Causeway

From the Sandusky Register


Dairy Queen fans who live in Sandusky currently face a cruel reality.

When they hunger for the food and ice cream chain’s chicken strip basket or its nutty banana blizzard, they have to drive to Huron.

The Huron store, in fact, is the only one around.

The local Dairy Queen drought will end this year, however, when Cedar Fair replaces its East of Chicago pizza parlor at 2015 Fifth St. with a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant.

“We’re just looking to try something different,” said Robin Innes, Cedar Fair spokesman. “We just think Dairy Queen has very broad appeal.”

Innes declined to say if the new eatery will be ready for the park’s May 14 opening.

He said he wants to preserve some of the sweet, cold details for a formal announcement next month.

It will be the first complete Dairy Queen serving any Cedar Fair park, although Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto does have a few Dairy Queen stands that offer only ice cream.

Dairy Queen’s website, which already lists the new Sandusky outlet as “coming soon,” lists a food menu that includes burgers, chicken strips and chicken sandwiches, fries and onion rings, hot dogs, iron-grilled sandwiches, shrimp and salads.

The ice cream treats include cones, sundaes, ice cream bars, a brownie and ice cream combo, ice cream sandwiches, soft ice cream blizzards and the like.

Ice cream cakes also are offered.

Drinks include a variety of soft drinks, but also the “Arctic Rush” fruit-flavored drinks, iced coffee, malts and fruit smoothies.

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: