Sandusky, Ohio (Abbreviation: CP)
Cedar Fair Entertainment
Park News - (2/27/14) Cedar Point fans… are you tired of winter and ready for the sun to come out so you can get back to The Point? Check out a video report from the Gemini Midway construction area posted by CoasterCrew below.
(2/24/14) Cedar Point held a special backstage tour for various enthusiast groups this weekend and you can find a couple of great photo tour reports posted to the TPR Forum.
(2/21/14) Cedar Point announced the details of a new extra additions coming to the park for the 2014 season. In addition to the previously announced Gemini Midway / Camp Snoopy projects, the park has also confirmed that they will add a new 360 foot tall SlingShot upcharge ride near Gemini. I’m not sure what the record is, but if a 360 foot tall SlingShot isn’t it, it has to be damn close. The cost to ride has not been determined at this time, but the ride will be manufactured by Funtime in Austria.
Other improvements coming to the park include a full-service Starbucks (taking over the former Donut Time), as well as an Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon in Challenge Park. Chickie’s & Pete’s Sport Bar was also confirmed and will take over the former Game Day Grille. Over on the Gemini Midway look for a new Coca-Cola Freestyle station and a new Yogurt Plus location near the new Pipe Scream.
(2/13/14) Interesting news for Cedar Point guests this season… according to the park’s website Platinum Season Passholders (not Standard) will also get free unlimited access into Dinosaurs Alive this season.
(2/7/14) CPFansite has made an interesting find this week… a hit on the FAA website says that Cedar Point is seeking approval to install a 236 foot tall slingshot ride to be installed near Gemini. I’m not sure if they are hoping to have this ready for the 2014 season or just planning ahead for 2015.
(2/2/14) It looks like Carowinds isn’t the only Cedar Fair park adding a Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab Shack to the lineup in 2014, as this article about Cedar Point’s new GM (Jason McClure) mentions that Cedar Point will also add a C&P this year, as well as some new changes on the way to the park’s Luminosity night show.
2014 - New Attractions / Gemini Midway Upgrade - (8/28
/13) Cedar Point has announced a major overhaul is coming to the Gemini Midway for 2014 that will see several improvements, some changes and two new rides. The first is Pipe Scream, a Zamperla Disk’o Coaster ride. Next up is the Lake Erie Eagles, a new Flying Scooters flat ride. Other changes on the way include the moving of the Frog Hopper into Camp Snoopy where it will be renamed Woodstock’s Airmail. The Junior Gemini will move it’s entrance into Camp Snoopy and be renamed, Wilderness Run.
Hotel Breakers will complete the first year of a 2-Year Renovation plan by 2014, with the first year focused entirely on upgrading the outside of the hotel. Year two will focus on upgrading the interior.
(8/23/13) I’m told that Cedar Point is expected to make an announcement regarding their 2014 plans on Tuesday, August 27th. Stay tuned!
(8/21/13) Is Cedar Point getting a new dark ride for 2014? While earlier rumors seemed to suggest that it may be so, the latest whispers coming in from the four corners suggest that a secondary Cedar Fair park may try out the dark ride concept first. If true, what else could The Point have in the works for 2014?
2014 - Lighthouse Point Expansion - Confirmed - (3/5/14) Cedar Point confirmed the rumored upgrade and expansion plans for Ligthouse Point earlier today. By late May 2014 they will offer 52 new deluxe 2-story cabins, each able to accommodate up to 10 guests, each with two bathrooms, four flat screens, a small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table. Don’t forget… free WiFi as well so you can spead your love of The Point over your favorite social network.
(1/30/14) KDFanssite has interesting news to share this week for Kings Dominion as well as Cedar Point. After a little field trip to the permit office they have discovered plans to expand Kings Dominion’s Camp Wilderness area by adding 32 new cabins as well as upgrade the RV sites. The funny thing is that an extra page for Cedar Point was accidentally filed in with the Kings Dominion paperwork showing off an image of a cabin that is part of a 2014 expansion coming to Cedar Point’s Lighthouse Point.
2014/2015 - Hotel Breakers Refurbishment - Confirmed - (12/5/13) Cedar Point has begun this winter’s renovation work at the Hotel Breakers, part of a 3 year, $60 million plan to renovate the historic park hotel. The first half of the project, which has just begun, will see the exterior of the hotel repaired and replaced, including adding a new roof and all new paint. Next winter the restoration work will move indoors.
(8/28/13) Hotel Breakers will complete the first year of a 2-Year Renovation plan by 2014, with the first year focused entirely on upgrading the outside of the hotel. Year two will focus on upgrading the interior.
(12/3/12) Cedar Point confirmed that they will spent around $60 million over the next three years to update, improve and restore the park’s on site hotel properties in an effort to lure more guests into multi-day stays at The Point as a destination resort location. Much like his experience with Disney, Matt Ouimet reported that they would be looking at offering a similar “Good, Better, Best” level of resort offerings to cater to families with different budgets.
2015 - Dark Ride - Rumor - (8/21/13) While earlier rumors seemed to suggest that CP would get a dark ride in 2014, it now looks like it may not come until 2015. The latest whispers coming in from the four corners suggest that a secondary Cedar Fair park may try out the dark ride concept first in 2014.
(6/18/13) An interesting rumor has started this week, claiming that Cedar Point management may be looking at repurposing the inside the park’s existing Coliseum building as the home to a new dark ride. Currently the lower floor serves as the park’s giant arcade while the upper floor hides a giant ballroom that is used for private events from time to time. I don’t know if they are looking at putting the ride on just one of the two floors, or on both, but the outside of the building certainly has a great look. Has anyone else heard about this?
(6/6/13) I don’t know if we’re looking at a possible 2014 or 2015 project, but rumor has it that Ouimet has tasked the staff to get a killer dark ride into the park as soon as possible. So far we know Ouimet, true to his Disney background, is taking a serious look at adding dark rides where possible to a number of the Cedar Fair parks. We’ve already seen the first fruit of this effort with the newly refurbished Timber Mountain Log Ride that just reopened at Knott’s Berry Farm and it looks beautiful!
If this is a taste of what we can expect to see from Cedar Fair’s future dark ride efforts under Ouimet’s leadership, then there are good times ahead. Stay tuned!