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Kings Island opens Saturday, Cedar Point raises ticket price

By Craig Webb Published: April 17, 2015

 

 

The ceremonial start of the amusement park season is Saturday when Kings Island opens its gates to guests.

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Giant water slide’s Akron appearance already attracts 8,000 eager participants, registration opens

By Craig Webb Published: April 15, 2015

It seems Akron is home to a large contingent of slip and slide enthusiasts.

Registration opened Wednesday morning for Slide the City’s plans to bring its 1,000-foot-long slip and slide water slide to Akron in August.

The promoters say 8,000 people were already on a wait list waiting for registration to open for the Aug. 2 event.

The slide will be set up on University Avenue with music, booths, food and registration and other activities planned for Lock 3 Park.

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No new attraction this season at Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom, Big Dipper left untouched

By Craig Webb Published: April 14, 2015

Cedar Fair has no plans to open a new major attraction at Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom this summer.

Jason McClure, who oversees the water park along with Cedar Point, said Wildwater Kingdom is a “great water park” and Cedar Fair plans to keep it a regional summer destination.

McClure made the comments about Wildwater Kingdom’s future during a meeting with reporters covering Cedar Point’s Winter Chill Out event.

The waterpark, which boasts Ohio’s tallest waterslide complex, has not had a new attraction since its wave pool opened in 2006.

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Water slide promoters say 5,000 people already on a wait list for Akron stop

By Craig Webb Published: April 9, 2015

Slide the City is firming up its plans to bring its 1,000-foot-long slip and slide water slide to the streets of Akron in August.

The promoters say 5,000 people have already signed up on a wait list for the Aug. 2 event.

Event director Meredith Dalenburg said the slide will be set up on University Avenue with music, food and registration and other activities planned for Lock 3 Park.

“We can’t wait to bring our party to Akron,” Dalenburg said in a statement.

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Giant water slide coming to Akron in August and other Ohio cities this summer

By Craig Webb Published: April 8, 2015

 

Slide the City with its 1,000-foot-long slip and slide water slide is planning on setting up shop on an Akron street in August.

The promoters say the slick vinyl slide will be set up near the University of Akron campus on Sunday, Aug. 2.

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Cedar Point wins Today Show contest, Jenna Bush has to pass on Top Thrill Dragster ride

By Craig Webb Published: April 7, 2015

Cedar Point was the top vote getter — garnering 52 percent of the clicks — in a national online contest for four potential destinations for the Today Show’s Jenna Bush Hager next extreme challenge.

But a ride on the Sandusky park’s premier scream machine, the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster, will have to wait as the Today Show correspondent has announced she is pregnant with her second child.

The twin daughter of former President George W. Bush is due in August.

Cedar Point has reportedly invited the Today Show to send a replacement to ride the Dragster.

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Cedar Point to be among the first Cedar Fair parks to offer free Wi-Fi; signal not expected in 2015

By Craig Webb Published: April 6, 2015

Cedar Point is working on adding free Wi-Fi for park guests.

Park General Manager Jason McClure said the challenge is providing a strong signal throughout the 365-acre park.

The Sandusky park already offers free Wi-Fi for guests at its hotels, McClure said, so now it is just a matter of working out logistics of expanding that coverage area.

Cedar Point is one three parks in the amusement park chain tapped to roll out the free Wi-Fi first. The other parks were not disclosed.

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Cedar Point to go blue to raise autism awareness

By Craig Webb Published: April 2, 2015
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Cedar Point will light up some of landmark rides Thursday night to raise awareness of autism.

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, the Sandusky park will turn the lights blue on the GateKeeper and Millennium Force roller coasters and the Power Tower thrill ride in honor of Autism Speaks worldwide “Light It Up Blue” campaign.

The goal of the effort is to shine a light on autism as a growing global health crisis.

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Cedar Point’s Rougarou to have special effects never before seen at the Sandusky park

By Craig Webb Published: April 2, 2015

 

 

Cedar Point General manager Jason McClure has confirmed that the park plans to experiment with special effects for the first time on an outdoor coaster.

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