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Cedar Point reveals list of announcements for 150th anniversary

by Brittani Tuttle

With just 150 days until the start of Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary season, the park has revealed new attractions, features and additions that will arrive in 2020.

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Here are the announcements from today’s livestream reveal:

Ticket of a Lifetime

Starting in February, guests can enter to win this Ticket of a Lifetime – a ticket that gives them free admission to Cedar Point starting with the 150th anniversary season and lasting the rest of their lives.

One-hundred and fifty winners will be chosen throughout the year, and each winner will receive a total of four Tickets of a Lifetime to share with friends or family. Guests can enter to win online, outside the park, and at Cedar Point.

The Ticket of a Lifetime includes unlimited admission to Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, free parking and more. This promotion is not open to residents of New York and Florida, however.


Snake River Expedition

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Become part of the story aboard Snake River Expedition – a nod to the park’s former Western Cruise and Paddlewheel Excursions boat rides. Guests will set out on riverboats designed for exploration and adventure along the winding Snake River that surrounds Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island and the Millennium Force giga coaster.

Led by a member of Trapper Dan’s crew, guests will help complete a secret mission that involves smuggling bounty to safer waters. Live actors, special effects, and twists and turns will be found just around the river bend.


Celebrate 150 Spectacular

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Cedar Point will celebrate their 150th anniversary with a multi-sensory nighttime parade, featuring a dozen illuminating floats that pay tribute to iconic moments in park history. Over 100 performers, ranging from sailors and acrobatic beach bathers to dancing hotel associates will interact with guests along the parade route, dancing and moving to an original score.

The Celebrate 150 Spectacular parade will travel down the Main Midway and end with a street party in the park’s Celebration Plaza near Iron Dragon. Guests can see it step off nightly from June 12 – Aug. 16.


Live Entertainment

Bands from across the region and nation will have the chance to be a part of Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary with the new Bands in Residence program. Those chosen will showcase their talents with performances at Cedar Point’s live entertainment venues.

Frontier Town’s Palace Theatre will celebrate the historic occasion with “Lusty Lil Celebrates the 150th.” Lusty Lil has been a staple at the Palace Theatre for years, and in 2020, she’ll honor classic moments and performances from throughout the venue’s history.


French Quarter Confections

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Guests can enjoy powdered sugar, fudge, cotton candy, waffles, funnel cakes, and a chocolate fountain inside the park’s main entrance at the new French Quarter Confections. Try over 10 customizable toppings for the park’s funnel cakes, elephant ears, and the new waffle-on-a-stick.


The Mac Shack

The new Mac Shack, located near Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor, will allow guests to craft the ultimate mac & cheese bowl. Fresh and hot macaroni noodles are tossed into a cheese block and then the noodles melt the cheese around them.

Fresh cream is then added and the ingredients are folded in. Optional toppings for each bowl include brisket, pulled pork, bacon and more.


The C.P. Juice Co.

Cedar Point’s classic fruit-shaped orange, grape, lemon and apple juice bottles are back at C.P. Juice Co., located next to Scrambler. The new take on these drink vessels include a slushie-type drink with choices of orange, grape, lemon and apple.

The C.P. Juice Co. will also serve strawberry, banana, pineapple, and kiwi strawberry fruit smoothies.


The Corral

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In 2020, The Corral will undergo an extensive transformation and its famous treats will get an upgrade. Some of the featured items at the restaurant will include hand-breaded chicken tenders, gourmet pizza with a focaccia crust, cheddar cheese, jalapeño or classic hot-dog-on-a-stick and mozzarella cheese-on-a-stick.

The restaurant will be rebuilt from the ground up, offering a new walk-in experience with serving lines to help deliver food more quickly and efficiently.


Taste of The Point

Make sure you try all of Cedar Point’s tasty treats with the Taste of The Point food tour. Guests will receive a special dining passport that will take them through 15 of the park’s food locations to sample old favorites and new creations. Stops on the tour include Happy Friar, The Corral, French Quarter Confections, and Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor.

Once you complete the tour, you’ll receive a free T-shirt to commemorate the accomplishment. The Taste of The Point tour can be completed over multiple visits in 2020.


Town Hall Reborn

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Frontier Town’s Town Hall will be refurbished to feature an interactive timeline that spans across Cedar Point’s history to today. Planned exhibits include recreated displays of Cedar Point icons, like Jungle Larry’s African Safari, the Earthquake and Rotor rides, Fascination and Hotel Breakers. Guests will see rotating artifacts and displays that include ride logo development and blueprints, concept renderings, scale models, photography and more.


Park History Tours

Two new history tours will guide guests through Cedar Point’s history. On new self-guided tours, guests can download a special app that will lead to specific locations inside the park, with the tour telling stories of significant park additions and changes. You can learn more about these tours at Town Hall in Frontier Town.

New guided Segway tours will give guests the chance to climb on the mobility device and be led by a park tour guide as they concentrate on the beach and boardwalk, Cedar Point Lighthouse, and other highlights around the park’s perimeter. You can get tickets for this tour at Cedar Point’s Lakeside Gate, near WindSeeker.


Celebration Central

The Pagoda Gift Shop will become Celebration Central for summer 2020, offering commemorative and limited-edition park merchandise, 150th anniversary logo items like T-shirts and mugs, plus retro logo and attraction T-shirts. A coffee-table-style park photo book will also be available.

Also at Celebration Central will be the opportunity to send one of three signature postcard designs for free. Digital postcards can also be emailed from Celebration Central for free. Other postcard designs will be available for purchase.


Cedar Point Button Trading

Next to Celebration Central, the former Hat Rack will become the Button Stop, the home to a new button trading program. Guests will find hundreds of designs available for purchase. Each operating day, guests can trade their buttons with each other or with select park associates. Limited-edition buttons not available for purchase will also be in circulation.

All guests can receive and customize a special ‘first year’ button for free. The button includes a space to inscribe the year a guest made their first visit to Cedar Point.


Keyhole Photo

Guests who have their photos taken by designated park photographers will have the option of a keyhole photo keychain. The keychain will feature the 150th anniversary logo and can be found at FunPix Photos near the Jack Aldrich Theatre.


The Courtesy Corps

Cedar Point will introduce a new take on The Courtesy Corps – park information agents who interact with guests and offer information while standing on custom raised platforms.

Modern versions of these stands will be located throughout the park. Guests can receive park information, have their children’s height measured, pick up park maps and show guides, and have their park questions answered.

The Courtesy Corps stands will also feature photography and artwork showing how they existed at the park many years ago.


Cedar Point Legacy Walk

Guests can become a literal part of the park’s foundation at the new Legacy Walk, located at the center of the Main Midway.

The Legacy Walk will celebrate guests with inscribed bricks set in a circular pattern. Each brick will display custom text, like guest names, hometowns, and years visited. Bricks are available to purchase now and will be placed in the midway prior to the start of the 2020 season.


To learn more about Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary and other park offerings, visit CedarPoint.com.

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3 comments

Lois Welling December 12, 2019 - 12:44 am

I love Cedar Point the roller coasters only since I’m 75 when we start up the first hill I think what am I doing this for but I still do it the food is great so are the shows since my dad worked on Pa railroad I love the train the fireworks the campground I liked the upside down house but that’s not there anymore

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Ronni watkins December 12, 2019 - 10:56 pm

Looks great to me.
Ron Watkins

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CJ Brown December 14, 2019 - 3:52 pm

This is beautiful news …. and remember, each successful update at Cedar Point’s Anniversary eventually trickles down to other Cedar Fair Theme Parks. 💜

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