June 12, 2011
Animatronic dinos a theme-park draw
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for millions of years, and now they're the kings of entertainment.
Kings Island amusement park has advanced the dino experience a tyrannosaur-size step forward with its Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit, which opened during Memorial Da... Read More »
June 07, 2011
Ride reopens at Cedar Point
Cedar Point’s WildCat is back in service Tuesday after a braking malfunction left seven with bumps and bruises.
The WildCat ride at Cedar Point amusement park reopened at noon Tuesday after one of the ride’s four-person cars continued past a braking ar... Read More »
May 22, 2011
Cedar Point debuts WindSeeker, a 30-story spinning ride
Little sister, you've never seen this swing on the playground.
WindSeeker, a 301-foot tall spinning ride, debuts at Cedar Point this spring, just in time for scaring the kids silly.
Built by the Dutch company Mondial, the ride features 32 swings car... Read More »
May 13, 2011
New hot dogs, delayed ride mark start of new season for Ohio's Cedar Point
Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is set to open for the season with Hollywood hot dogs but without its new thrill ride.
The park in Sandusky in northern Ohio begins its summer on Saturday with the opening of its new Pink's restaurant, featuring gourme... Read More »
May 11, 2011
Cedar Point amusement park opens Saturday
Premium, made-to-order gourmet hot dogs and a new swing ride will add to the fun at Cedar Point when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for the season on Saturday.
Pink’s, a longtime Hollywood restaurant that specializes in gourmet hot dog... Read More »
May 10, 2011
Cedar Point set to open for season with new ride
The forecast is finally sunny over the Lake Erie peninsula as the park staff puts the final touches on preparations for the season ahead. As the snow melts, changes are sprouting up at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Cedar Point, in Sandusky, Ohio, will open... Read More »
May 09, 2011
Hot Diggity Dog!
Premium made-to-order gourmet hot dogs and chili dogs will add to the fun and excitement of a Cedar Point summer when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort opens for the season on Saturday, May 14.
Beginning Saturday, May 14, Cedar Point will be op... Read More »
April 22, 2011
Ohio's Cedar Point confident this year's new ride will open on time
Northern Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is working to avoid a repeat of the delays that plagued last year's big new ride.
Cedar Point general manager John Hildebrandt tells the Sandusky Register he's confident that the upcoming season's major new at... Read More »
April 04, 2011
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Cedar Point seeks family of fanatics
OK, you like the roller coasters. But can your family symbolize all of the other families who flock to the park?
The amusement park has launched a "Very Important Family" contest on its Facebook page. Running through April 15, the contest invites conte... Read More »
March 01, 2011
Marathon Petroleum Company LP to Sponsor New Nighttime Show at Cedar Point
Marathon Petroleum Company LP (Marathon) will add even more dazzle to Cedar Point when it sponsors a spectacular new nighttime music and light show this summer at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park resort.
Called American Portrait, the new attraction w... Read More »
February 18, 2011
"Roller Coaster" looking for workers
Cedar Point will hold open interviews Friday night, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 for summer jobs at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.
The park has more than 4,500 job openings for this summer’s operating season.
The interviews will be held... Read More »
February 16, 2011
Cedar Fair drew record number of visitors in 2010
America's third-largest amusement park chain hit an all-time high in attendance in 2010 despite the tough economy and a shakeup in its front office.
Ohio-based Cedar Fair drew 22.8 million people to its parks, the company said Tuesday.
Better weathe... Read More »
February 16, 2011
Theme Parks Keep Rolling
Cedar Fair may have a love-hate relationship with its investors, but it must've left its thrill-seeking owners smiling with yesterday's fourth-quarter report.
The regional amusement park operator posted a better-than-expected 23% spike in revenue to $1... Read More »
February 10, 2011
Hollywood Landmark Pink's to Open at Cedar Point this Summer
Labeled as the "Hot Dog To The Stars," Pink's, a Hollywood legend for more than 71 years, will serve its special brand of hot dogs and chili dogs this summer at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
This will be the first Pink's franchis... Read More »
February 09, 2011
Cedar Point K'Nex Announce Contest
In honor of Cedar Point's Math and Science Week, the amusement park and K'NEX have teamed up to create the Great Thrill Ride Build-Off.
Sixth- to 12th-grade classrooms across the country are being encouraged to build an amusement park ride using only K... Read More »
February 04, 2011
Thrill Seekers: Cedar Point opening DQ Grill & Chill
The Cedar Point amusement park, located on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio, attracts almost 3 million visitors each summer. Starting in May they’ll have the option of eating at a new DQ Grill & Chill opening in the causeway.
The seasonal DQ Grill & Chill f... Read More »
January 31, 2011
Carpenter busy in the winter getting Cedar Point ready for summer
Cedar Point in the winter can seem like an odd sight. Snow is on the ground, and it's empty and quiet.
The picnic shelter near the park's entrance is boarded up from view.
Inside the temporary makeshift shelter, equipped with heaters and work tables... Read More »
January 27, 2011
Cedar Point to hold tryouts in Sandusky
Representatives from Cedar Point will be in Sandusky next week to find talented entertainers and technicians for this summer’s shows.
The amusement park/resort has more than 100 openings for the 2011 season. Open auditions and interviews will be held f... Read More »
February 12, 2008
High-Flying Excitement! Skyscraper To Spin at Cedar Point's Challenge Park
Just when you thought that they couldn't possibly add any more thrills and wild rides to the shores of Lake Erie, Cedar Point amusement park/resort has announced that Skyscraper, a
towering thrill ride, will debut this summer in the Challenge Park activi... Read More »
January 24, 2008
2008 Live Entertainment Auditions Live Interviews to Be Held at Cedar Point
Cedar Point is searching for talented entertainers and technicians during its 40th annual recruitment tour. Representatives from Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will be holding open interviews and auditions to fill more than 100 jobs in the park's Live Ent... Read More »
January 22, 2008
Cedar Point leaves main ticket price unchanged
When Cedar Point announced yesterday it was holding the line on its main ticket price for 2008, amusement park consultants weren't surprised. Fears about a possible national recession have sent chills through the industry.... Read More »
January 10, 2008
Families Rule at Cedar Point! Planet Snoopy Highlights New Attractions for 2008 Season
Family fun will be “out of this world” at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, when Planet Snoopy™ debuts this summer as the park’s newest children’s area. Featuring a PEANUTS™-themed environment, Planet Snoopy will spin into orbit at the... Read More »
January 09, 2008
Cedar Fair Entertains More Than 22 Million Guests in 2007
Cedar Fair today announced that combined attendance in 2007 at its eighteen locations totaled 22.1 million guests compared with 19.3 million in 2006. During this same period, preliminary average in-park guest per capita spending increased 5% to $40.45 com... Read More »
September 17, 2007
Cedar Point HalloWeekends
Haunted houses, four outdoor haunted walk-through attractions, shows, and a new parade are all part of the Halloween celebration at Cedar Point Amusement Park. The newest addition to the holiday fun is the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade, in wh... Read More »
September 14, 2007
Cedar Point rated best amusement park for 10th straight year
Imagine how popular Cedar Point would be if it could stay open all year? As it is, it rates at the top with only a five-month season. And it has done so in each of the 10 years that the trade newspaper Amusement Today has held its Golden Ticket Awards com... Read More »
September 10, 2007
CEDAR FAIR PARKS EARN TOP HONORS AT AMUSEMENT TODAY'S GOLDEN TICKET AWARDS CEREMONY
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, has, for the tenth straight year, earned the title of "Best Amusement Park in the World" for its flagship park, Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, acc... Read More »
August 21, 2007
Cedar Point raises admission prices
Coaster fanatics heading to Cedar Point late in the season will pay a little extra for their tickets. Cedar Point amusement park raised several of their admission prices by $1 last week, park spokesman Bryan Edwards said Tuesday. "We just felt these new p... Read More »
July 30, 2007
Cedar Fair Comments on Reports of Sale to Destiny Capital
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today commented on recent reports of a potential sale to Destiny Capital. "We have received numerous inquiries and questions regarding stories t... Read More »
July 24, 2007
Cedar Point takes top honors in amusement park polls
Cedar Point amusement park/resort was recently named “America’s Favorite Amusement Park” by the readers of Theme Parks Magazine. This is the third year in a row that Cedar Point has been voted the No. 1 amusement park in America in the magazine’s Readers’... Read More »
July 23, 2007
Cedar Fair Declares Second Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , publicly traded leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash distribution of 47.5 cents per limited-partner unit, consistent with t... Read More »
July 17, 2007
Great America owner implements life jacket rule at all parks
The parent company of an amusement park where a 4-year-old boy drowned last week said it is requiring children under 48 inches tall to wear life jackets in all company-owned pools. The new rule implemented Monday applies to pools at the 18 parks owned by... Read More »
July 09, 2007
Cedar Fair Seeks Buyout That Would Keep Bosses
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., the nation's third-largest theme-park operator, has quietly reached out to private equity firms to gauge their interest in a buyout on the condition that the company's management team remains in place,... Read More »
July 05, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Attendance and Revenues Through June
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that combined 2007 revenues at its parks through July 1, 2007 were $355.3 million, on 7.8 million guest visits and average in-pa... Read More »
June 22, 2007
Va. Theme Park Among Those Closing Ride for Inspection
Drop tower rides at five amusement parks owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company -- including a park in Virginia -- have been closed for inspection after an accident on a similar ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom severed a teenage girl's feet above the... Read More »
June 09, 2007
Cedar Point to host coaster aficionados from around the world
When it comes to roller coasters, these people know their ride. How tall is Magnum? They can tell you. Where is the best seat for "airtime" on Millennium Force? They know. What is the best roller coaster at Cedar Point? There are at least 17 different ans... Read More »
June 04, 2007
Early-season results flat for Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., the parent of Kings Island amusement park in Mason, reported revenues on a same-park basis were relatively unchanged for the first five months of its 2007 season.... Read More »
June 01, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Early-Season Attendance and Revenues
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company , a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that combined 2007 revenues at its parks through the Memorial Day weekend were $147.2 million, on 3.0 million guest visits and a... Read More »
May 30, 2007
Park says wet conditions probably caused roller coaster accident
The Cedar Point roller coaster accident that injured three was probably caused by slickened rails due to last weekend's wet weather, an amusement park spokesman said.... Read More »
May 29, 2007
Three injured in Cedar Point Magnum XL-200 roller coaster accident
The Magnum roller coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park was shut down Saturday after a minor accident. Cedar Point officials say one of the coaster's trains was ending its ride, when it rolled into a stopped train at the loading station.
... Read More »
May 09, 2007
Cedar Point coaster not ready for opening day
Maverick, the new $21 million roller coaster, will not be ready for the parks opening day, but should be opne by early June.... Read More »
April 23, 2007
Cedar Fair Declares First Quarter Cash Distribution
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), publicly traded leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash distribution of 47.5 cents per limited-partner unit, consis... Read More »
February 08, 2007
Cedar Fair Reports Results for 2006 and Outlook for 2007 - Yahoo! News (press release)
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement resorts, water parks and active entertainment, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006. The 2006 figures include the results of the Paramount Parks since their acquisition from CBS Corporation on June 30, 2006.
December 19, 2006
$7,500 Of Loose Change Found Underneath Coasters At Cedar Point - NewsNet5.com
Anyone who has been on Cedar Point's roller coasters knows they can produce a lot of loose change.
But what happens to that money?
Cedar Point employees collect and turn in the loose change found underneath the rides, on the midway or in the park's fountains to the loose change fund.
The amusement park said that this year employees collected about $7,500 and will donate it to a soup kitchen in Sandusky.
The park has donated more than $170,000 from the loose change fund to charity since 1988.
September 11, 2006
Cedar Fair drops earnings projection
Cedar Fair LP of Sandusky is lowering its 2006 earnings guidance due to falling attendance at its amusement parks.
The company said it now expects to post full-year revenue of $815 million to $835 million and full-year adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $285 million to $305 million, according to a company statement.
The statement did not list its previous earnings guidance, and a message left at Cedar Fair on Friday afternoon was not immediately returned.
August 31, 2006
Cedar Point work fuels speculation - Toledo Blade
Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky will reveal details next week for its major new ride that will debut next summer, a project company executives have tried to keep secret all summer.
The sleuths have deduced that the project is a roller coaster to be called Maverick and built by Intamin AG of Switzerland.
August 28, 2006
Park cuts prices for Michigan residents - Toledo Blade
Cedar Point hopes to cash in on later school- year starts in Michigan by offering the state's residents $10 off on one-day tickets to its Sandusky amusement park.
Admission for Ohio residents remains $39.95. The Michigan promotion runs through Sept. 17.
August 28, 2006
Cedar Fair, LP's Flagship Park, Cedar Point, Again Voted Best ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Cedar Fair, L.P. a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates twelve
amusement parks, five outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and six
hotels, has, for the ninth straight year, earned the title of "Best
Amusement Park In The World" for its flagship park, Cedar Point, Sandusky,
Ohio, according to an international survey. In addition, Cedar Point
received top honors for "Best Capacity", while Kings Island, Cincinnati,
received the award for the "Best Kids' Area" and "Best Park Concert Venue."
The survey is conducted annually by Amusement Today, the popular
Arlington, TX-based publication that covers the international amusement
park industry. The magazine surveys its panel of experts, asking them to
rate "bests" in 23 categories, such as "amusement parks," "roller
coasters," "water parks" and "live shows." The magazine presents the
winners with its prestigious "Golden Ticket Awards."
July 05, 2006
Cedar Point Voted Country's Favorite Amusement Park - NewsNet5.com
Theme Park Magazine has named Cedar Point the country's favorite amusement park for the second year in a row.
The honor was bestowed after readers voted for the Sandusky amusement park in the magazine's Readers' Choice Awards.
Three of Cedar Point's roller coasters were also honored in the steel roller coaster category: The Millennium Force was rated No. 1 for the second straight year, Top Thrill Dragster came in at No. 2, and Magnum XL-200 came it at No. 4.
The Mean Streak also made the top 10 in the wooden coaster category.
Cedar Point took top honors in the Favorite Park for Thrills and Best Value categories, and the park's HalloWeekends won an award for best seasonal event.
June 14, 2006
Cedar Fair must decide on headquarters site
Come September, Cedar Fair LP will have a big decision: whether to operate from Sandusky, as it has since 1870, or move to Charlotte, N.C.
In buying Paramount Parks Inc. last month for $1.24 billion, the Sandusky amusement park operator acquired a floor of leased space in a modern office park building in Charlotte that is Paramount's headquarters.
When the deal was announced, Cedar Fair Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Kinzel, a Toledo native, was asked about the Charlotte site's fate. He was evasive.
June 02, 2006
Cedar Fair, L.P. Reports early-season attendance and revenues
Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates seven amusement parks and five water parks, today reported that combined revenues at its parks through the first five months of the year were unchanged from last year. This was the result of a 2%, or $1.1 million, increase in in-park revenues, offset by a 5%, or $1.2 million, decrease in out-of-park revenues, including resort hotels.
May 30, 2006
Theme parks try new pricing - CNN
The most talked-about change at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio isn't the new supersized swing that catapults thrill seekers 125 feet into the air.
It's the drop in prices -- from a $5 cut in admission for adults, to cotton candy that now sells for a quarter. Just about every food item is cheaper or the same price as last year.
May 30, 2006
Full speed ahead - With Paramount Parks on board, Cedar Fair increases presence in amusement park market
Dick Kinzel sounded like a kid clutching a long-coveted birthday gift when he spoke about Cedar Fair’s decision last week to buy Paramount Parks for $1.24 billion in cash.
“We put everything on the back burner,” the Cedar Fair CEO said of the weeks leading up to the announcement of the deal. “We’ve always sort of wanted them. Sometimes you have to go off your plan a little bit and adjust.”
May 23, 2006
Shareholders angry over switch in amusement park twofer deal - The State
Cedar Fair shareholders say they're angry over a switch in a popular perk.
Shareholders used to get buy-one-get-one-free passes for the Sandusky company's flagship park, Cedar Point. This year the twofer deal is for the new Castaway Bay indoor water park.
The new perk is actually worth more because it includes overnight resort lodging.
May 09, 2006
Cedar Point's Ride Breaks On First Day
For a few hours on Saturday, visitors to Cedar Point in Sandusky got to swing 12 stories into the air on Skyhawk, the park's newest thrill ride.
Then less than a day after it debuted, the ride was shut down.
The $6 million swing remained closed the rest of the weekend due to unspecified mechanical problems. Officials did not know if Skyhawk would be fixed for thrill seekers Monday.
May 01, 2006
Cedar Point steps onto thrill ride of its own by slashing prices
Ohioans and Michiganders, Cedar Point feels your pain.
Aware of the economic struggles of residents of the two states, Cedar Fair LP's flagship park in Sandusky took the surprising plunge of cutting prices for admission and many food and concession items.
April 13, 2006
Cedar Point Season Pass Center to open - PointBuzz
Cedar Point amusement park/resort, home of the new Skyhawk thrill ride and new lower daily admission prices, is making it easy and convenient for guests to process their Season Passes before the park opens for its 137th season on Saturday, May 6.
March 17, 2006
Cedar Point launches new website design
By Mike K: The Sandusky, Ohio park, an early leader in live webcams and online ticketing, introduces a new look for its official site.
February 15, 2006
Cedar Fair reports increased income, guest spending
By Robert Niles: Year-end financial results are in for the parent of Cedar Point and Knott's Berry Farm.
January 27, 2006
Let's Get Right to the Point
Always rated among the best of the traditional amusement parks, Ohio's Cedar Point opened in 1870 and never stopped growing. Located on a peninsula along Lake Erie, the sandy beaches that beckoned visitors more than a century ago are still...
January 27, 2006
Cedar Point bucks trend, cuts admission prices
By Robert Niles: A one-day adult ticket to the Northern Ohio roller coaster mecca will cost just $39.95 in 2006, with an additional five dollar discount online.