Sandusky, Ohio (Abbreviation: CP)
Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (4/5/20) A quick update on the Cedar Point Marina situation. While this is an older memo, a reader was able to send in a notice from the Marina dated March 23 that stated that they did plan to reopen the Marina, but not until the theme park and all resort properties were also reopened starting sometime “in Mid-May or as soon thereafter as possible”.
Meanwhile, could Cedar Point already be preparing for their 2021 project? While everything is currently a bit uncertain at this point going forward, a post made to CoasterNation shows off pictures taken in the park during a late February tour that show utility markings on the ground. These paint markings cover the area from Snake River Falls, over past the Town Hall Restrooms and over to the Antique Cars ride. While this could just be for some kind of smaller improvements, or even a new restaurant, the size of the area does suggest that something bigger may have been in the works. Once the park reopens for the 2020 season, be sure to keep your eyes open in this area for any future signs.
(4/3/20) According to a report sent in by a reader, Cedar Point is not currently accepting any reservations or pre-payments for those wishing to rent a dock at the Cedar Point Marina and those interested are being told that they don’t know when this might change. Given the state of things due to the virus pandemic, it makes sense that Cedar Point would not want to open their Marinas at this point in time, as they are located within easy walking distance of the park.
It would also make it a bit difficult to control exactly who is on the boats out there and to know what their current health condition is. After all, no one wants the surprise of finding out that someone with the virus had self-quarantined themselves out there. In all honesty, I would not be surprised if Cedar Point opted to possibly just not open the Marina at all this season just as a precaution.
(3/22/20) On Friday afternoon all Cedar Fair owned theme parks announced on their social media streams the same basic message, stating that the plan for them was now to hopefully “reopen all properties mid-May or as soon thereafter as possible.” For some parks this will be a reopening, for others their seasons will be delayed by several weeks, but for a few this is just a delay of a week or two. Check your local park’s website as the date get closer to see each park’s actual opening date once things have begun to settle down.
(1/17/20) Anyone ever wanted to own your very own Intamin flume vehicle? Apparently the 9 boats former from Cedar Point’s Shoot the Rapids ride are being sold online for $350.00 a piece on Ebay. It should be interesting to see what people can come up with to do with these things. Add wheels and a motor and you’ve got yourself a 10-passenger golf-cart perhaps. Or if they float really well… who knows… maybe you could add a motor to one and take it for a spin on the lake. Or… parade float anyone? For $350, I would think motivated Cedar Point fans could make these vanish very quickly.
(10/30/19) While Cedar Fair just bought the Sawmill Creek Resort near Cedar Point earlier this year, the company has announced that the resort will close down next month to undergo a massive renovation. There is no exact date for Sawmill Creek to reopen, but they expect it to be ready sometime between late-Spring and Summer 2020.
(8/30/19) Good news for Cedar Point fans, as I’m hearing that Top Thrill Dragster has been up and running once again for the past couple of days. (Update: And then down again during the fall..., check with the park for the current status before you visit).
(8/12/19) For several days now we have seen reports that Top Thrill Dragster has been sitting closed at Cedar Point. Now Cedar Point’s Twitter account has confirmed that Top Thrill Dragster may be closed for awhile as they are now waiting on a part to arrive from the ride’s manufacturer (which is Intamin) and that “We do not have an estimated time for reopening.”
Since Top Thrill Dragster has been open since 2003, hopefully this won’t “ruin” any planned trips to visit The Point, but we get it… it is always disappointing when any major ride is down, especially if this is going to be your first ever visit. In the end, all machines break down from time to time, it’s all part of the biz, and trust me… Cedar Point is probably even more update that Dragster is down than you are.
2020 - Snake River Expedition / 150th Anniversary - (12/12/19) Cedar Point announced their plans for the 2020 150th Anniversary season of the park a bit ago, highlighting a new attraction on the way called Snake River Expedition. This new boat ride is a nod to the park’s former Paddlewheel Excursion ride, with new riverboats that will travel along the “Snake River” that surrounds Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island. The boat ride will include a storyline as well as some live actors, animatronics and special effects along the way.
The park also announced something called “Ticket of a Lifetime”. Starting this February the park will begin holding drawings where guests can enter to try and win one of these special tickets that quite literally, will be good for the rest of their lifetime. 150 winner will be chosen over the season, with each winner able to select three family or friends to also get their own Ticket of a Lifetime pass that includes unlimited admission to Cedar Point, the Cedar Point Shores waterpark and free parking.
Also coming in 2020 will be a new nighttime celebration at the park called “Celebrate 150 Spectacular”, which will include floats and a hundred live performers that will travel down the Main Midway and end with a street party in Celebration Plaza nightly from June 12 through to August 16.
(11/9/19) Cedar Point says that they are set to make their ‘biggest’ announcement for the 2020 season on December 11th, so stay tuned!
(11/1/19) While Knott’s just leaked out that something was in the works between Knott’s Berry Farm and Triotech last week regarding a new unannounced 2020 attraction, Cedar Point has also begun teasing a forthcoming announcement for the 2020 season as well. At this point it is safe to say that it won't be a major roller coaster or thrill ride, as there would have been signs of construction already. That said… during the announcement about the 150th Anniversary celebration, they did drop a hint about some kind of new “river” expedition experience would be
announced in the future.
It does make me wonder if the partnership with Triotech could be two-fold… with some kind of virtual or interactive dark ride experience being developed somewhere indoors and away from prying eyes.
(8/20/19) Cedar Point shared early information about the park’s 2020 season, claiming that they will celebrate the park’s 150th Anniversary next season. There will be a variety of new and special “throwback” food items in the park, a collection of nostalgic merchandise items, a new nighttime celebration and displays about the park’s history.
There was also a hint about a possible new attraction, claiming that details about a new “river” expedition would be revealed at a future date. Oh, and the park is also selling an annual “Gold” level pass to the park for just $99.