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Cedar Point celebrates 150 years with a summer of events and the chance to win the ‘Ticket of a Lifetime’

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Ohio’s Cedar Point is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a summer full of special events. Guests can enjoy a brand-new ride, nighttime parades, parties and the unprecedented chance to win the “Ticket of a Lifetime.”

Photos courtesy of Cedar Point

“Cedar Point will continue to provide safe family fun in 2021, just as it has since its beginning,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “The entire team is eager to celebrate the park’s postponed 150th anniversary with new entertainment, new dining options, commemorative merchandise, a great new family ride, and more. Safety is always our top priority. In the current environment, our team will continue to carry out our mission of not only safety but the very reason we’ve been here for more than 150 years – to make people happy.”

Cedar Point Frontier Festival

Cedar Point Frontier Festival

Celebrating hope, health and harvest, Frontier Festival kicks off the season on May 14, 2021. It will run on weekends May 14 – 16 and May 21 – 23, then daily from May 28 – June 13, 2021. During the festival, Frontier Town will be transformed into a Wild West “hootenanny” with live music, interactive games and street entertainers.

This year’s Frontier Festival food and drink menu will center around the cherry harvest, with more than 20 cherry-inspired food tastings. Adults will also be able to sample more than 100 craft brews, seltzers, ciders and custom cocktails.  

Frontier Festival will continue its partnership with Prayers From Maria, a local organization raising awareness for childhood cancer. Its symbol of hope – the sunflower – will be at the heart of this year’s festival. Unique items from local artisans and crafters will be available for purchase, as well as special merchandise benefiting Prayers for Maria.

Snake River Expedition

Cedar Point Snake River Expedition

Thrill-seekers of all ages can join the mission to smuggle goods around Adventure Island on the new Snake River Expedition. The riverboat ride will open on May 29, 2021.

Riders will perform secret tasks along their journey, encountering surprises all while avoiding danger. Guests will also notice certain nods to Cedar Point’s past attractions like the Western Cruise and Paddlewheel Excursions boat rides.

Cedar Point 150th-Anniversary Celebration

Cedar Point 150th-Anniversary Celebration

The summer will heat up with the continuation of Cedar Point’s 150th-anniversary celebration, which will take place daily from June 26 – Aug. 15, 2021.

The anniversary celebration of the nation’s second-oldest amusement park will feature the Celebrate 150 Spectacular parade and nighttime party with parade floats – some more than two stories tall – highlighting moments in the park’s history. They’ll be accompanied by dancers, acrobats, performers as well as a high-energy soundtrack.

Special commemorative merchandise will be available during the celebration, including limited-edition buttons, collectible pins, 150th-anniversary logo items, books and more.  

There will also be new food items, including unique fruit-shaped drink cups at C.P. Juice Co, which are a nod to the same products served in the park years ago. In addition, The Taste of the Point food tour will allow guests to sample some of the park’s most famous fare as well as new Cedar Point favorites.

Ticket of a Lifetime

Cedar Point Ticket of a Lifetime

This summer, guests have their final chances to win the Cedar Point “Ticket of a Lifetime.” This is an exclusive ticket that allows each winner, along with three guests, to enjoy free admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark for the rest of their lives.

Guests will have a chance to win each day during the 150th-anniversary celebration (June 26 – Aug. 15) by scanning their mobile device at the throwback Courtesy Corps guest information kiosks throughout the park. Each day, guests who register will have five chances to win the “Ticket of a Lifetime.” They’ll also have the opportunity to be one of 150 winners per day to receive an upgrade to the CP 150 VIP Club. This exclusive club provides access to two VIP areas, several one-time Fast Lane passes, VIP viewing of the parade and nighttime party and much more.

Cedar Point Nights

Cedar Point Nights

The summer season will culminate with Cedar Point Nights, the park’s nighttime celebration at the place where it all began: Cedar Point Beach. This annual festival will take place from Aug. 6 – Labor Day (Sept. 6, 2021). It will feature a new “dining in the dark” experience, interactive beach games, fire pits, glow games and live entertainment.

Cedar Point continues to work with health experts and government officials to maintain appropriate safety standards for guests and associates. Click here for the latest updates on requirements, policies, and safety protocols for the 2021 season.

Click here for the 2021 Cedar Point operating calendar. Cedar Point Shores Waterpark is scheduled to open on May 29, 2021. The full operating calendar will release in the coming months. 

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