Cedar Point Nights returns to light up the summer sky Aug. 6

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary celebration continues on through Aug. 15, but starting this Friday night, Cedar Point Nights returns to bring another reason to party at The Point.

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The park’s summer nighttime beach festival returns once again from Aug. 6 through Sept. 5, as the mile-long strand of sand transforms into a nighttime glow-in-the-dark party, complete with three activity zones for guests of all ages.

The festival spans the length of the beach starting at the Party Zone, where guests can dance to a live DJ as they’re surrounded by giant glow inflatables or hang out and relax on glow-in-the-dark furniture. Guests can also check out the Silent Disco, choosing the musical genre they want to dance to through special headphones.

If a late-night snack is calling you, the Beach Blast Grill & Beverage Shack will serve up summer favorites and specialty beverages.

The Family Fun & Chill Zones round up the nighttime beach party, offering games for every thrill-seeker, like winner wheel, football toss, light-up-the-net, glow volleyball, cornhole, and light-up limbo. Kids can take part in glow face painting and the sandbox seashell dig, as well. There will also be numerous fire pits along the beach where guests can relax.

Exclusive Cedar Point Nights merchandise will also be available throughout the event.

New for this year, the Cedar Point culinary team is cooking up an immersive, glow-in-the-dark, all-you-can-eat dining experience called “Dine in the Dark.” The park’s Lakeside Dining Room will transform into a neon wonderland filled with glowing food and beverage stations brought to life with backlight. Each food station will offer a lineup of freshly-prepared dishes like coconut perch filet tortillas, spicy pepper shrimp with saffron rice, eye of round beef with garlic butter sauce, grilled boneless pork chops, and more. Guests can close out the meal with sweet plantain bread pudding, tres leches cake, or traditional Brigadeiro for dessert.

As for the rest of Cedar Point, the rest of the park will morph into an electric atmosphere at sunset as the park’s rides and midways are washed with color and thousands of colorful bulbs adorn park favorites, like Millennium Force, Giant Wheel, Matterhorn, the Midway Carousel, and Power Tower.

Cedar Point Nights is free with regular theme park admission and runs from Aug. 6 – Sept. 5, with beach events starting at 7 p.m., weather permitting. The Dine in the Dark experience is offered Thursday – Sunday nights at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., with discounted dinner tickets available with advanced online purchase.

To learn more, visit CedarPoint.com/Events.


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