Cedar Point 2018 Opening Day (May 5th)
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Cedar Point Press Release:

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2017 – Cedar Point’s FrontierTown will be transformed when Steel Vengeance – the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world – opens in the spring of 2018. At more than 200 feet tall, the new hybrid design combines a steel running track on a massive wooden structure that provides an extremely smooth and comfortable ride while enabling the coaster’s trains to perform maneuvers previously unheard of on a wooden roller coaster.

The Wildest Ride Cedar Point Has Ever Built

Steel Vengeance will offer riders unmatched intensity through a relentless series of dynamic movements on this innovative coaster. Riders will board one of three trains and climb 205 feet above FrontierTown. Once they crest the lift hill, they’ll be staring straight down a 90-degree initial drop and a 200-foot fall to earth. Multiple airtime hills follow, including the world’s fastest airtime hill ever created on a hybrid roller coaster, and a 116-foot-tall outer-banked hill placing riders on an outward tilt while moving forward.

Steel Vengeance will also debut the first-of-its-kind “Twisted Snake Dive.” In this new maneuver, the coaster’s train will enter a half-barrel roll, hang upside-down for a brief moment and then turn back in the direction of travel, not completing a full roll. The coaster’s figure-eight layout will create a fast-paced journey with multiple airtime hills, twists and dives, overbanked turns and surprise maneuvers. The entire ride will last approximately 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

“This is another roller coaster that only Cedar Point could build – tallest, fastest and longest of its kind with four inversions and the exciting movements the hybrid design can achieve,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “There are so many unexpected moments on Steel Vengeance, it’s just plain twisted. It’ll be an extremely wild experience for our guests.”

The World’s First “Hyper-Hybrid”

Steel Vengeance introduces a new classification of roller coaster – the “hyper-hybrid.” The coaster not only combines a hybrid construction of smooth steel track set atop a wood support structure, but also reaches a height of over 200 feet – the defining feature of a “hyper-coaster.” It marks the fourth classification of roller coaster introduced by Cedar Point as the park’s ever-higher roller coasters have needed new categories to define them.

Previous roller coasters that were world’s firsts include Magnum XL-200 – a “hyper-coaster,” a term given to any roller coaster that breaks a 200-foot height; Millennium Force – the world’s first “giga-coaster,” a coaster eclipsing a 300-foot height; and Top Thrill Dragster – the world’s first “strata-coaster,” soaring over 400 feet tall.

Another World Record Breaker

With the addition of Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point will once again shatter both roller coaster and amusement park records. These records include:

  • World’s tallest hybrid roller coaster (205 feet)


  • World’s fastest hybrid roller coaster (74 mph)


  • World’s steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (90 degrees)


  • World’s longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (200 feet)


  • World’s longest hybrid roller coaster (5,740 feet)


  • Most inversions on a hybrid roller coaster (4)


  • Fastest airtime hill on a hybrid roller coaster (73 mph)


  • Most airtime on a hybrid roller coaster (27.2 seconds)


  • Most airtime on any roller coaster (27.2 seconds)


  • World’s first “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster


  • Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,423 feet/11.4 miles)


  • Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (57,865 feet/11 miles)


  • Most roller coasters over 200 feet tall at one amusement park (6)


  • Most rides at one amusement park (71)


  • Most roller coasters with a first drop of 90 degrees or more at one amusement park (5)

Steel Vengeance is being constructed by the roller coaster engineers and builders at Rocky Mountain Construction, an Idaho company that specializes in the reconstruction and re-imagination of traditional wooden roller coasters.

They’re Coming. But Who Are “They?”

Throughout the summer of 2017, the park released clues about the ride on social media, all referencing the word, “they.” The story of Steel Vengeance will be told through three new outlaws who have banded together to “unsaddle” the reign of Maverick, FrontierTown’s low-to-the-ground, double-launching roller coaster. Throughout the winter months, guests will learn more about Jackson “Blackjack” Chamberlain, Chess “Wild One” Watkins and Wyatt “Digger” Dempsey.

Season Pass Special Offer Available Now

Guests may purchase their 2018 Platinum Passes now at the lowest price of the year, and enjoy Early Entry access to ride Steel Vengeance one hour before the general public each day. Platinum Passes also include season-long admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, free parking, in-park discounts on food and merchandise, exclusive ride nights and more. The best price offer is available for a limited time at cedarpoint.com and ends Oct. 29, 2017.

About Cedar Point

Cedar Point is The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!® and is home to 70 rides, including 17 world-class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a mile-long beach, marinas, hotels and more. Cedar Point has been named the “Best Amusement Park in the USA” in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – The wait is over! Cedar Point, the world’s best destination for thrills, kicks off its 148th summer season on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 for Opening Weekend. There’s so much to see and do this year, including a new beachfront waterpark, hotel expansions, new food, shows and a limited-time change for one of the park’s signature attractions.

The highlight of the new and exciting changes coming to the park will be Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, an 18-acre water-lover’s paradise. Located adjacent to Cedar Point and Hotel Breakers, and set along the mile-long Cedar Point Beach, Cedar Point Shores harkens back to the park’s beginnings as a simple beach resort. The waterpark will debut four new attractions, including Point Plummet – a six-story, aqua-drop body slide. Riders will climb into individual pods as they wait for an ominous countdown. Then, the floor drops from underneath, signaling the start of a twisting, turning and thrilling adventure.

On the same structure as Point Plummet, Portside Plunge allows guests to enjoy an inner tube ride alone or with a friend as they first travel in an enclosed tube and are then released into the sun down a few “airtime” hills before reaching the pool below.

Families will enjoy Lakeslide Landing, an area designed just for the little ones with 12 pint-sized slides, all leading to a zero-depth entry pool. Right next door, the mythical Lake Erie monster, Lemmy, is ready for kids to splash, play and slide all around with water features, geysers and other surprises to keep them cool at Lemmy’s Lagoon.

The drink and dining options inside Cedar Point Shores are also completely new. The Crystal Rock Café will serve up fresh-made pizza, tasty chicken wraps, gourmet salads and additional items not found anywhere at Cedar Point. Schooner’s Bayside Bar and Muffleheads Beach Bar will be great places for adults to grab a beverage and enjoy relaxing moments together.

Additional improvements at Cedar Point Shores include lush landscaping, more shaded areas, upgraded premium cabanas, a new merchandise store and main entrance plus updated changing rooms. Cedar Point Shores will open Memorial Day Weekend.

A visit to Cedar Point and the new Cedar Point Shores is the ultimate family vacation, and the Two Day, Any Day ticket is the best way to experience both parks. For example, guests can visit in May, ride roller coasters at Cedar Point and enjoy the grand opening of Cedar Point Shores on the same day, then come back for fall family fun at HalloWeekends. It’s two days, any way, any day the parks are open for the 2017 season.

After the fun at Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores, guests can rest and relax at the new Express Hotel, located just a short drive from the park’s main entrance. Express Hotel adds 69 new rooms, many of which are connecting rooms for families, and all rooms have undergone a complete renovation from paint to floor coverings and everything in between. Premium bedding, microwaves, mini fridges, coffee makers, refreshed window treatments, new vanities and showers, modern flooring and artistic photos of some of the best thrill rides at Cedar Point make this property a great option for park visitors.

At the center of Express Hotel, a dramatic courtyard with a pool, family “sprayground,” conversation spaces and shade will welcome guests after a day at America’s Roller Coast.

A stay at any of Cedar Point’s hotel properties comes with the best benefits: Early Entry, allowing guests to get into Cedar Point one hour before the general public to ride some of the best rides in the world, discounted admission tickets and the closest rooms to the park.

Each year, Cedar Point introduces exciting new changes for guests, making a visit to The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!® a must-do on the summer vacation list.

The new offerings include:

  • Top Thrill Cubster – On May 6 & 7 only, Top Thrill Dragster becomes “Top Thrill Cubster,” the result of settling of a 2016 World Series bet with Six Flags Great America near Chicago. The coaster’s logo will change and guests will have the opportunity to purchase commemorative souvenirs highlighting this temporary moment in history.
  • Melt Bar & Grilled – In just a few short weeks, Cleveland’s own Melt Bar & Grilled will make its debut near Planet Snoopy. Known for over-the-top gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, the Melt location at Cedar Point will be the ninth in Ohio and will feature a full-service bar and relaxing outdoor patio.
  • Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling – Located on the Frontier Trail and named after an inventive character from the park’s former Paddlewheel Excursions ride, Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling will take riders 15 stories above Adventure Island before sending them into a free-fall swing toward Millennium Force and the Frontier Trail at speeds up to 60 mph. Frontier Fling is an extra charge attraction.
  • New Dining Options – Ohio’s own Root’s shredded chicken, pork and beef sandwiches, along with gourmet macaroni and cheese bowls, are coming to Sky Ride Refreshments, located near the Scrambler. On the Frontier Trail, Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack will arrive with brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, ribs and combo meals. And in FrontierTown, Wagon Wheel Pizza will serve up hand-made pizza with traditional toppings of pepperoni, sausage or cheese.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! – The biggest musical hits from the silver screen come to life in the Jack Aldrich Theatre. Hear songs from popular musical movies like “Hairspray” and “Singin’ in the Rain” and enjoy talented singers and dancers in this all-new show. Lights, Camera, Action! will be performed daily (except Mondays) from June 3 through Aug. 20. Show times vary.

The ultimate way to enjoy all that Cedar Point has to offer is with a 2017 Platinum Pass. The benefits of owning a Platinum Pass cannot be beat with admission to Cedar Point and the new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark all summer, free parking, Early Entry, discounts on food and merchandise, exclusive ride nights and more. Guests have until May 29 to take advantage of the best price on Season and Platinum Passes before they go up.

Cedar Point will be open May 6 and 7 for Opening Weekend. The park will then close on Monday, May 8 and will reopen for daily operation on Friday, May 12. For a complete, up-to-date operating calendar and additional information on Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark and the park’s five hotel properties, guests are encouraged to visit cedarpoint.com..

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point and The LeBron James Family Foundation are teaming up to give water-lovers of all ages the opportunity to be the first to experience Cedar Point Shores Waterpark on Thursday, May 25. The First Slide VIP Charity Preview is a fundraising event at which guests can ride all-new attractions and preview the amenities at the beachfront waterpark before it officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 27. Tickets are available now and all proceeds will benefit The LeBron James Family Foundation.

When guests walk through the beautiful new entrance gate and join the celebration, they will be treated to some of the great menu offerings at the new Crystal Rock Café and other new locations, a limited-edition gift for their contribution and of course, private slide time.

Tickets are just $50 each and include access to the VIP preview event from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as admission to Cedar Point that same day. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive VIP preview event.

One of the highlights will be testing Point Plummet, the new six-story aqua-drop slide and Portside Plunge, an inner tube ride guests can enjoy alone or with a friend. New attractions for younger guests, Lakeslide Landing and Lemmy’s Lagoon, as well as family favorites like SplasH20, Storm Surge and more, will also be available during the event.

“As a proud supporter and family member of Cedar Point, we are thrilled to be working with them as they open Cedar Point Shores,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of The LeBron James Family Foundation. “Not only will guests have the first opportunity to experience everything new, they will also help us continue our mission to inspire and support the youth right here in Northeast Ohio through education.”

To participate in this once-in-a-lifetime VIP preview event, guests can visit cedarpoint.com/firstslide.

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (April 11, 2017) – The new Cedar Point Shores Waterpark isn’t quite ready for water lovers to dive in just yet, but a new virtual fly-through animation highlights the perfect blend of thrills and relaxation that are set to open on Saturday, May 27.

Guests can now get a better view of what awaits them as they travel through the new main entrance and see exciting new attractions, dining options, a new merchandise store and new amenities that show a dramatic...

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What’s Going on with Mean Streak? CLICK HERE TO VIEW UPDATE/PICTURES!

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What Does Winter at Cedar Point Mean to Me

Winter at Cedar Point – A Sleeping Beauty

By: Britt Hageman

There comes a part of the season that everyone dreads. Closing day sneaks up on us and park enthusiasts begin the countdown to when the season begins anew. Although there is frustration in not being able to enjoy our favorite rides, there is beauty in the still of the winter.

Why would anyone enjoy an amusement park without the screams and laughter of families and friends from around the world? In order for people to feel their best, they must rest and relax. The same is true for our beloved attractions. While some find solace in reading a book in a peaceful place, others enjoy sitting quietly in the silence to rejuvenate. Trains need to be removed, dismantled, cleaned, and reassembled. Why? They need to be given the same TLC to be ready to provide millions of people enjoyment each season.

After attending several off season events at the park, the times where you can hear a pin drop give you an opportunity to soak in the hidden gems that surround us in the hustle and bustle of the season. How often do you ever look


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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2016) – In the wicked, tumbleweed-filled streets of FrontierTown, a “duel of thrills” never ends peacefully for an outlaw – and the outcome has been settled. Cedar Point announced today that Mean Streak, the park’s colossal wooden roller coaster, will be closing for good in the coming weeks.

Built by Curtis D. Summers, Inc., Mean Streak opened in 1991 as the world’s tallest (161 feet) and fastest (65 mph) wooden roller coaster. More than 26 million guests have boarded its three trains of green, gold and red with signature storm cloud and lightning bolt graphics, and experienced its 155-foot drop, tall hills and rattling turns over more than 1.7 million board feet of treated Southern yellow pine.

“Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager for Cedar Point. “But we have our sights set on the future of FrontierTown, and unfortunately, that means Mean Streak has to leave our lineup of world-class attractions.”

Mean Streak will permanently close on Friday night, September 16. Guests and fans who want to pay their last respects can ride the coaster while the park is open daily through September 5. Then, the park reopens for special hours during a bonus weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11. Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride Mean Streak.

Finally, on September 16, the opening night of Cedar Point’s 20th HalloWeekends, the “last rites” will be given to the coaster with one final public riding session from 6 – 7 p.m. A special memorial ceremony and procession from FrontierTown to the park’s “Dead Rides Cemetery” will then take place at 7:30.

Cedar Point is making way for future development in FrontierTown and no additional information is available at this time. For complete information on Mean Streak, HalloWeekends and the festivities for Mean Streak’s last night, guests can visit cedarpoint.com/events.


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Take a look as we flyover Cedar Point in May 2016. The park from the air is breathtaking! We hope you enjoy our photos. 

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2015) – Cedar Point will change the Lake Erie skyline once again with over 3,400 feet of thrill ride innovation when it introduces Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, in 2016. Valravn is the regal king of birds, swooping in to conquer all other dive coasters on the planet with its powerful and intense maneuvers, massive structure and immense ride vehicles. Valravn will become the 18th coaster to take reign at The Roller Coaster Capital of the World® and will claim its rightful place among other record-breaking roller coasters at Cedar Point.

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (June 29, 2015) – Cedar Point invites you to celebrate America at this year’s Light Up The Point the park’s Fourth of July event. Get out your red, white and blue for special ticket offers, patriotic activities right on the shore of Lake Erie, and of course, Cedar Point’s legendary grand fireworks display.

Free Admission for Military

Cedar Point honors the brave men and women who have served, and who continue to protect our country with free admission into Cedar Point and Soak City all weekend long! All active, retired and honorably-discharged members of the United States Armed Forces will receive complimentary admission at both parks, Friday through Sunday, July 3-5, with a valid ID. (Valid forms of ID include: active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and photo ID.) Immediate family members can also receive a special discount on Cedar Point admission by purchasing a regular ticket priced at $39.99. That’s a savings of $22 off the regular admission price! These tickets are available at park admission windows only.

Beach Blast

The Cedar Point Beach is the place to party every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight with Beach Blast! Running July 3 through August 15, guests can enjoy live music from the Toes in the Sand Band, roast s’mores, sit by the fire pits, toast to summer with a drink from the Surf Lounge or put their feet in the sand with family-friendly beach games.

Light Up The Point Fireworks

At 10:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the Cedar Point skyline will explode with color and light as the Light Up The Point spectacle of fireworks wows viewers right over Lake Erie. Guests inside the park can enjoy various patriotic melodies as shells of all shapes and sizes ignite the night. Guests who want the ultimate experience can purchase a special VIP Viewing Party ticket. For just $15 plus tax, this special ticket includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, chips, soda and water as well as the best view with a seat right on the beach. Seating is limited and tickets are available in advance online at cedarpoint.com.

Skydiving Team

Fireworks won’t be the only spectacle in the sky on the Fourth of July. A four-person skydiving team from Fastrax Professional Skydiving will salute America in daytime and nighttime jumps that pay tribute to the land of the free and home of the brave.

Money-Saving Offers

All guests looking to save money can celebrate Cedar Point’s Light Up The Point admission offers. Guests can purchase a special, limited-time four pack of tickets good for one-day admission into Cedar Point for just $44 each, plus applicable taxes and fees. That’s a savings of more than $70 off the gate price when you purchase four! Also available, the Light Up The Point Combo includes a one-day admission ticket and a single meal deal voucher for only $53.99, a savings of $22! A single meal deal includes an entree, side and regular-sized fountain drink at one participating location. These two ticket offers are valid for use any one day through Sunday, July 5. Tickets can be purchased online at cedarpoint.com.

For more information about Cedar Point and Light Up The Point activities, log on to cedarpoint.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out our YouTube channel.

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