This weekend, Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends has returned for seven weekends of fright and fun. With six mazes, six scare zones, a parade and other Halloween-themed experiences, there’s plenty for guests to be scared of. [Read more…]
Cedar Point’s FrontierTown is getting a major update when Steel Vengeance comes to town in the spring of 2018. This new coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world. [Read more…]
Guests are able to enjoy augmented and virtual reality experiences at Cedar Point now through Sept. 4, with “The Battle for Cedar Point” mobile game and Iron Dragon: VR. [Read more…]
Cedar Point opens its new waterpark, Cedar Point Shores today, located on the park’s shoreline on Lake Erie in Ohio. This new waterpark is 18 acres of thrills for guests of all ages. [Read more…]
Cedar Point is holding its annual Brew and BBQ event this summer, which started on Friday, May 19. Showcasing delicious barbecue from five sections of the U.S., this festival also features craft beer from national and local breweries. [Read more…]
Water lovers and philanthropists alike will soon be able to join forces, as Cedar Point and The LeBron James Family Foundation are working together to give guests a chance to experience Cedar Point Shores Waterpark before anyone else on Thursday, May 25. [Read more…]
A new virtual fly-through of Cedar Point Shores Waterpark highlights the blend of thrills and relaxation that are set to officially open on May 27, 2017. [Read more…]
Select Cedar Point fans recently got a sneak preview of the Ohio park’s upcoming 2017 season while raising funds for charity at the Winter Chill Out exclusive tour event. [Read more…]
Ohio’s Cedar Point and Illinois’ Six Flags Great America are getting in on the World Series action with a friendly wager over whose hometown team will take home the championship.
It started when Six Flags Great America issued an online bet to Cedar Point: if the Cubs win, the Cedar Point team must post a video of the staff performing “Go, Cubs, Go” to their social channels. Cedar Point accepted, stating that if the Indians win, Great America’s team will post a video of their staff performing “Cleveland Rocks” to their social channels. Cedar Point also upped the ante with another challenge: the “losing” park must rename one of their rides for their entire opening weekend in 2017, and the winning park will choose the losing park’s ride and new name.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this wager,” said Hank Salemi, park president of Six Flags Great America. “Our park is rallying around Chicago for a World Series win and can’t wait to hear ‘Go, Cubs, Go’ all the way from Sandusky.”
Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point added, “I think all of us in Ohio and Illinois are excited that our teams are playing October baseball. Our two parks are in the business of fun – so why not get into the spirit in our own unique way? We’re not going to lose, so they should probably get their video ready!”
At press time, Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series is even at one game each, with Game 3 scheduled for Friday in Chicago.
HalloWeekends has returned for its 20th year as Cedar Point’s fall fright festival, and is running on Fridays through Sundays, now until October 30 at the Sandusky, Ohio park. [Read more…]
Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of Sandusky, Ohio, has announced several new projects for 2017, including the transformation of Soak City to the new 18-acre Cedar Point Shores Water Park, and an expansion and transformation of Breakers Express will transform into Cedar Point’s Express Hotel. [Read more…]
Cedar Point has announced that Mean Streak, the park’s colossal wooden roller coaster, will be closing for good next month. [Read more…]
Cedar Point Nights takes over the Sandusky, Ohio amusement park destination from July 15 through August 14 with extended park hours, special food, and nighttime activities for the whole family.
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Guests at Sandusky, Ohio’s Cedar Point can now experience “The Battle for Cedar Point,” an interactive, competitive gaming experience inside the new Cedar Point mobile app.
The free game allows guests to compete against each other in a fun new way as they walk through the park, wait for a ride or sit down to enjoy a meal.
Guests who choose to play The Battle for Cedar Point will first join one of five “clans” on the day of their visit – Valravn, GateKeeper, Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster or Maverick. Each clan is signified by its own unique character avatar, along with a custom battle shield.
They will then “battle” against other guests inside the park that day as they earn points by scanning select ride signs, T-shirts and game symbols located throughout the park. Once scanned, these items will come to life on the guest’s Apple or Android mobile device, enabling them to see characters, animated signs and achievement symbols as they appear to co-exist with the real world. They can then share these interactive experiences on social media, encouraging others to join their clan.
In addition, players who ride the new Valravn dive coaster will have the opportunity to earn even more points by unlocking the “Secrets of Valravn” as they walk the queue line. Hidden clues are located along the path; the more secrets that are found, the more points players will achieve. Points can also be earned by answering park trivia questions inside the game.
Throughout the day, guests can scan park maps located throughout the park to see which clan is leading the battle. They also have the opportunity to purchase their chosen clan’s souvenir pin, located at select gift shops, once they reach a specific point level. Guests in the clan claiming victory at the end of the day can purchase an additional “victory pin,” signifying that they reigned supreme from the day’s battle. A special T-shirt is also available for purchase. When scanned inside the game, the front of the T-shirt will appear to transform, adding even more points to the selected clan’s total.
The victor of the day’s crusade will be revealed nightly at the park’s Luminosity show. The Battle for Cedar Point will reset each operating day.
“Cedar Point is once again redefining what the guest experience is like. The Battle for Cedar Point is interactive, it’s immersive and most importantly, it’s just plain fun,” said Jason McClure, Cedar Point’s vice president and general manager. “Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional day at the park, or, they can take their visit to the next level by playing the game in our new mobile app. It adds a unique twist to their summer visit.”
The Battle for Cedar Point is now available inside the new Cedar Point mobile app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
By Andy Guinigundo
Sandusky, Ohio – Cedar Point has been a long-time destination for coaster enthusiasts worldwide. Nestled on the coast of Lake Erie, between Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio, the park bustles to life each summer having entertained and thrilled generations of amusement park fans. This summer seems to be no exception. Valravn debuts as Cedar Point’s 18th roller coaster. Among the multitude of record-breaking coasters located at the “Roller Coast”, Valravn broke 10 records when it opened this past weekend. [Read more…]
The Lake Erie skyline is changing once again as Cedar Point will introduce Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, in 2016. [Read more…]
By Andy Guinigundo
Sandusky, Ohio – “Orlando Attractions Magazine” debuted in 2007. That same year, Cedar Point’s 17th roller coaster debuted, the wild-as-the-wild-west Maverick. The Intamin linear synchronous motor launched coaster features a steeper than vertical initial decent and is the first coaster to integrate a “twisted horseshoe roll”. It was the first coaster debut we covered. Fast-forward to 2013 and we are (finally) talking about another incredible coaster debut by Cedar Point. GateKeeper is Cedar Point’s 16th roller coaster. [Read more…]
This week Photo Finds ventures outside the Sunshine State to see roller coasters and amusement parks up and down the coast. [Read more…]
By Andy Guinigundo
In 2003, the Top Thrill Dragster coaster debuted at Cedar Point on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. Ridiculously, that was the last time I was at Cedar Point. I say ridiculous since I live in Cincinnati, a short four hour drive to Sandusky. [Read more…]