Sandusky, Ohio (Abbreviation: CP)
Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (6/5/20) The latest update from Cedar Fair declares that their Ohio area theme parks (Cedar Point and Kings Island) have been cleared by the state to reopen. They are currently working out the details about how and when to reopen and should be ready to announce a date soon.
(6/4/20) While it has not been confirmed as to when Cedar Point itself will reopen, it seems that Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers will reopen to guests on June 12.
(5/11/20) Cedar Point sent their fans a special video message over the weekend about the status of the park.
(5/9/20) According to this local news report, Cedar Point is going to postpone all the celebration events they were planning to have this summer for the park’s 150th Anniversary event until the 2021 season. The delay also includes the debut of the new Snake River Expedition riverboat ride along with the Town Hall Museum display and the Celebrate 150 Spectacular night parade and shows.
The park went on to confirm that popular group events, CoasterMania!, Frontier Festival and Coaster Campout, will also be delayed until 2021.
(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.
2021 - Snake River Expedition / 150th Anniversary - (5/9/20) The attraction has now been delayed until the 2021 season.
(4/27/20) According to this local news post, construction work is still ongoing inside Cedar Point on the park’s new Snake River Expedition boat ride.
(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.
2020 - Sawmill Creek Resort - Renovation - (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.