Cedar Point is abuzz with activity, but most of the work is just outside of the park.
Workers are scrambling to complete work on the massive renovation of the historic Hotel Breakers before opening weekend in early May.
While some areas of the hotel are still down to bare boards, work is all but complete on the pricey top floor.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point is planning to throw open its gates to season passholders the night before opening day.
Park officials say “select rides” including the Rougarou will be open for the night exclusively for season passholders from 7 to 10 p.m. May 8.
The first public rides will be May 9 when the park officially kicks off its 2015 season.To read more or comment...
An old favorite is being bumped from Cedar Point’s 2015 ride line-up.
Cedar Point confirmed Monday that it is removing its Turnpike Car attraction.
The attraction, which opened in 1965, was not among the initial rides listed by the park over the weekend for removal or relocation for the 2015 season.
The ride, situated by the Blue Streak, was popular with families where young drivers could traverse a car through a winding trail.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point isn’t saying what it plans to build, but it is already clearing a large chunk of valuable real estate just off its famed midway for a new attraction.
Demolition is about 80 percent complete on the Good Time Theatre, said park spokesman Bryan Edwards.
The theatre opened in 1975 and featured IMAX movies until a Snoopy-themed ice show opened in 2002. The park has also removed its Dodgem ride.
Edwards said the Dodgem is moving closer to the beach near the MaXair.To read more or comment...
Coaster lovers braved snow-covered roads Saturday to get a chance to take a rare winter stroll through Cedar Point and were treated to a surprise.
The 600 participants in the 2015 Winter Chill Out walk were expecting to see props in storage from the popular Halloweekends event at one point on the multi-stop tour and instead got the first look at the cars for the new Rougarou rollercoaster set to open in early May.
They even got to sit in the cars for the obligatory selfie.To read more or comment...
A few inches of snow is not scaring off Cedar Point and its plans to offer a wintry behind the scenes tour on Saturday.
Some 600 hardy souls have signed up for sold-out Winter Chill Out tour that will benefit Give Kids The World.
The charity assists children with life-threatening illnesses and their families enjoy a worry-free family vacation.
Kings Island has canceled its jobs open house that was scheduled for Saturday citing weather concerns.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. reported record revenues of $1.16 billion for 2014 — up 2 percent from 2013.
While attendance at its parks, which includes Kings Island and Geauga Lake, was off 1 percent at 23.3 million, guest spending in the parks was up 3 percent helping the bottom line.
In a conference call with investors Thursday morning, park executives cited the renovated Hotel Breakers and revamped Rougarou roller coaster at Cedar Point as reasons for optimism in 2015.
Cedar Fair said it is also rolling out all-day and season-long dining plans tested at Cedar Point last summer at all of its parks.To read more or comment...
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (traded as FUN on the New York Stock Exchange) will hold a conference call with investors to discuss its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Forbes is predicting the owner of Cedar Point and Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom and other parks will post revenue for the year around $1.15 billion.
Forbes notes the company’s revenues have risen in each of the last two quarters.
Participants on the conference call will include CEO Matt Ouimet and Brian Witherow, executive vice president and chief financial officer.To read more or comment...
Miss the holiday ticket sales at Cedar Point and Kings Island?
The parks are offering another deal on tickets to mark Presidents Day.
Buy a $62 ticket for either park and get one ticket free. The tickets are valid any day through June 30.
Visit www.cedarpoint.com or www.visitkingsisland.com for details.To read more or comment...
Developers have announced that the Escape The Room Challenge is coming to Cincinnati.
The interactive challenge is a real-life take on the popular “escape the room” online video games.
Players will be trapped in a room where they have to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape and beat the clock.To read more or comment...