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Cedar Point Shores Waterpark set to open May 27

by Banks Lee

Cedar Point Shores Point Plummet

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.

Guests can now get a better view of what awaits them as they travel through the new main entrance and see new attractions, dining options, a new merchandise store and new amenities that show the transformation of the 18-acre beach waterpark.

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark animated fly-through at Cedar Point in Ohio

Hearkening back to 1870 and Cedar Point’s original form of family entertainment, the mile-long Cedar Point Beach, Cedar Point Shores is a modern-day take on the park’s storied past.

With new, unobstructed views of Lake Erie, several attractions have names that connect them to the popular Great Lake. Storm Surge will take riders on a large raft and tosses them about as they begin their ride 76 feet above the ground and slide through a green and teal slide structure. Lake Erie Nor’easter will provide an inner tube ride through darkness in an enclosed, twisty slide.

If a relaxing ride down a lazy river is in order, Cedar Creek is the place to chill on a hot summer day. When it’s time for thrills, there’s the Fisherman’s Fury body slides and Riptide Raceway mat racer slides.

Further connecting Cedar Point’s history to today, several new food and beverage offerings will be introduced, including Crystal Rock Café, a reminder of the former Crystal Rock Castle that once called the park home. Cedar Point’s Executive Chef Phil Bucco and the culinary team have created a variety of savory choices like hand-breaded chicken fingers and flatbreads, specialty salads, brisket and handmade pizza. New Coca-Cola refillable drink stations will allow guests to quench their thirst even faster. The marketplace eatery also features an outdoor, covered seating area to enjoy the weather and relaxing atmosphere of the park.

Named in jest to recognize the annual visitors from the healthy lake, Muffleheads Beach Bar is the place for adults to hang out at a swim-up bar and pool area. Schooner’s Beach Bar, located next to the Breakwater Bay wave pool, will feature tasty signature cocktails and beverages with live entertainment nearby. Cedar Point Shores will also feature a custom summer micro-brew in partnership with The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio. Named Shandy Shores, the flavors of blood orange and mango combine.

Cedar Point Shores will introduce four completely-new attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. They include:

• Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for a water rush.

• Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.

• Lakeslide Landing – a new family slide complex featuring 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck.

• Lemmy’s Lagoon – the mythical Lake Erie Monster, Lemmy, comes to life in this all-new family splashground. Located near Lakeslide Landing, Lemmy rises from the water featuring water curtains, geysers, water gadgets and even a slide.

“Our history started as a simple bathing beach back in 1870, when it was all about cooling off and enjoying time together along the shore of Lake Erie,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “The transformation of Cedar Point Shores puts all the pieces together – the connection to the lake, the mile-long Cedar Point Beach and thrilling water attractions. One day just isn’t enough to experience everything we’re offering this summer.”

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will open to the public on May 27 with a special preview day for all Season Passholders on May 26.

For more information on everything new at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, visit CedarPoint.com/cpshores.

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