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Giant glow-in-the-dark slip n slide coming to Northeast Ohio, sliders become glowing projectiles

By Craig Webb Published: November 12, 2015

Imagine yourself a human glowstick flying through the darkness on a giant slip n slide.

As bizarre as this sounds, that’s exactly what is coming to Northeast Ohio next year.

Cleveland, well, actually Berea, is one of nine scheduled stops announced by Blacklight Slide for 2016.

The Northeast Ohio stop will be Sept. 10.

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Coney Island plans to make a big splash in 2016, Hydro Storm feature billed as biggest of its kind

By Craig Webb Published: November 5, 2015

Coney Island is planning to build the most ambitious water attraction in its history to help mark the Cincinnati-area amusement park’s 130th anniversary.

Dubbed Typhoon Tower, it will be an interactive, multi-level water play area that will cover 16,000 square feet just inside Coney’s historic main gate and next to the legendary Sunlite Pool.

The structure will have a signature bucket-like contraption — the Hydro Storm — that will soak park guests by dropping 30 seconds of water from a height of 33 feet.

A feature that makes the Hydro Storm unique is that it will soak park visitors with a record 1,300 gallons of water in all directions.

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Cedar Point employee arrested after a reported rape of a teen working at the park

By Craig Webb Published: October 20, 2015

Sandusky police are investigating an alleged rape at a Cedar Point dorm.

Sandusky police say they along with Cedar Point park officers were called to one of the park’s dormitories after a 14-year-old park worker said she had been raped by another employee.

Officers interviewed the worker at the Firelands Medical Center on Oct. 10 where she was being treated and then returned to the park’s dorm to arrest the male worker.

The Sandusky teen told investigators that she had been sexually assaulted by a fellow worker in a dorm at 1 Cedar Point Dr., which is the address for the popular amusement park.

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Walking Dead's Andrea to appear at Kings Island

By Craig Webb Published: October 19, 2015

Kings Island's Halloween Haunt is going full zombie.

Actress Laurie Holden from The Walking Dead will appear at the park on Oct. 30.

Holden appeared for three seasons as Andrea Harrison, a civil rights attorney who was on a road trip with her younger sister Amy when the zombie apocalypse broke out.

Holden will answer audience questions during two sessions at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the park's Showplace Theatre.

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Old Chippewa Lake park for sale

By Craig Webb Published: October 13, 2015

What price can you put on memories? When it comes to the old Chippewa Lake Park — try $3.7 million.

The once popular swimming beach and amusement park is back on the market.

The price tag includes the 95 acres situated along the shore of county-owned Chippewa Lake that was once home to the amusement park along with 40 acres of undeveloped farmland.

The property has sat vacant — aside from the occasional trespassers and a film crew shooting a horror flick — ever since the park closed in 1978.

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Valravn rises at Cedar Point

By Craig Webb Published: October 12, 2015

Weeks of prep work is done and now the real effort to build Cedar Point’s record-breaking roller coaster can begin in earnest.

Park spokesman Tony Clark posted a construction picture on social media Monday of the Valravn titled “history in the making.”

On Monday, Clark said, workers put the first piece of the world’s “tallest, fastest & longest dive coaster” in place.

Workers are busy getting as much work on the Valravn done before the harsh winter weather sets in.

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Cedar Fair shutters three amusement parks as Hurricane Joaquin closes in; Cedar Point's open

By Craig Webb Published: October 2, 2015

The threat of high winds and torrential rain has prompted Sandusky-based Cedar Fair to close three of its 11 amusement parks Friday night.

Citing concerns for the “safety of guests and employees,” Cedar Fair has opted to close Carowinds, located along the North and South Carolina borders, along with Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa. and Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va.

The closures come as the chain ramps up its popular and lucrative Halloween-themed weekends at its parks.

Whether the parks remain closed through the weekend will be up to the path of Joaquin and how quickly the heavy rain predicted to be up to a foot in some spots and the winds sweep across the East Coast.

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HalloWeekends at Cedar Point by the scary numbers

By Craig Webb Published: September 30, 2015

It takes a lot of stuff to pull off HalloWeekends at Cedar Point.

The park has offered up some fun number facts to offer a glimpse into what it takes to transform it into all things Halloween.

• 20,000 (or 10 tons) of pumpkins, squash and gourds.

• 96,000 cornstalks.

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Thousands of pumpkins at Cedar Point offer a more gentle side to HalloWeekends

By Craig Webb Published: September 23, 2015




Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends is taking a gentler turn this fall with a new pumpkin attraction.

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Cedar Point opens first haunted attraction with stern parental warning — the Slaughter House

By Craig Webb Published: September 18, 2015

It all starts out innocent enough.

But then again, don’t most scary movies seem to start out that way.

Tucked off Cedar Point’s Frontier Trail, the “Skid-Mark” Slim’s Road Kill Buffet looks innocent enough.

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