Cedar Point announces exclusive 150th anniversary season ‘sneak peek’ events

by Brittani Tuttle

In two months, Cedar Point will celebrate its 150th anniversary season when it kicks off on Saturday, May 9. To celebrate, the park is offering new pre-opening experiences to get the party started.

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Check out the lineup of events below:

Just for Fun Weekend

Start the 150th anniversary season in retro style on May 2-3 from 12-6 p.m., as Cedar Point relives its past when visiting the park was free and each attraction had its own ticket price.

Guests are invited to attend Just for Fun Weekend, but must RSVP and reserve a complimentary ticket online in advance, as they are limited and could sell out. RSVP tickets include parking and non-rider admission. Those who want unlimited access to rides will have to purchase a ride wristband online for $20.20 at the same time as their RSVP ticket; no tickets or wristbands will be available at the park.

Guests who purchase the unlimited ride wristband will have access to a collection of Cedar Point’s rides scheduled to be available, including Valravn, GateKeeper, maXair, Raptor, Kiddy Kingdom, Planet Snoopy, Wicked Twister and more.

During Just for Fun Weekend, guests will be among the first to try new offerings at French Quarter Confections, visit the Peanuts characters, see a film in the Jack Aldrich Theatre that celebrates Cedar Point’s history, purchase limited-edition merchandise at Celebration Central, and be the first to purchase, collect, and trade anniversary buttons with the park’s new button-trading program.

2020 Season Passes are not valid for this pre-opening weekend event. In addition, add-ons like All Season Dining, All Day Dining, All Season Drink Plan, All Day Drink Plan, Fast Lane, and Fast Lane Plus will not be valid.

Sesquicentennial Gala

The park will come to life in the Cedar Point Ballroom on Saturday, May 2 from 8 p.m. – midnight with the Sesquicentennial Gala, a formal party packed with live music and dancing.

The event’s live musical entertainment will be provided by the Bluewater Kings, a 13-piece band that specializes in melodies from multiple genres and time periods. Other party offerings include roaming entertainment, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres stations, an official party toast, and displays filled with memorabilia from Cedar Point’s past.

Limited tickets for this black-tie optional gala are $150 each and include admission, parking, and a commemorative anniversary gift crafted by the park’s own artisans. Sponsorship VIP packages are also available. Tickets will be available to purchase online starting March 16.

Platinum Passholder Anniversary Preview Nights

All 2020 Platinum Passholders are invited to experience this exclusive preview event, offering select tides, attractions, and new dining options. The preview event will take place May 6-7 from 4-8 p.m., and is complimentary for Platinum Passholders only. Advanced RSVP ticket registration is required, as tickets are limited and can sell out.

Platinum Passholders will be among the first to experience the new Snake River Expedition ride, and will have to RSVP to reserve their ride time at the same time as their ticket registration. Eighteen other rides are also scheduled to be open, including Ocean Motion, Sky Ride, Valravn, Raptor, Kiddy Kingdom, Planet Snoopy, Blue Streak, GateKeeper and more.

Passholders will also get to try free samples of Cedar Point’s new food locations, like French Quarter Confections, The Roost, The Mac Shack, and The Corral.

Exclusive anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase at Celebration Central in Pagoda Gift Shop, and guests to this preview event can get a head start on the park’s new button-trading program with special Platinum Passholder lanyards and anniversary buttons over at the Button Stop.

To learn more about Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary, visit CedarPoint.com/150.


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1 comment

No More Season Pass Ever April 25, 2020 - 1:56 pm

Sounds nice that they combined season pass 20-21 because they don’t want to refund. 2020 is over I don’t think 2021 will be any better. HOW are they going to keep social distancing? When you ask for refund they say we are giving extension. How about giving money back and I will see if I want to come back. I NEED money out of work for now.


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