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World’s largest grill to set up shop at Cedar Point over the Fourth of July weekend

By Craig Webb Published: July 2, 2015
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The world’s largest grill will be at Cedar Point over the Fourth of July weekend to help feed hungry thrill seekers.

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill will be at the park from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The grill – the size of a semi-truck — weighs 53,000 pounds and measures 65 feet long, 20 feet high and 6 feet in diameter.

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Amusement parks and water parks honor the military over the Fourth with free passes and deals

By Craig Webb Published: July 1, 2015

Area amusement parks and water parks plan to honor vets and military members with special deals and free admission over the Fourth of July weekend.

Kennywood is offering half off admission for active and retired military through July 5.

The promotion also allows dependents of military members to purchase tickets at the regular military rate of $21.

Those not in the military can pick up $10 off coupon for one-day and evening passes to Kennywood at some Giant Eagle stores.

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Cedar Point offers Fourth of July specials; free admission for vets

By Craig Webb Published: June 30, 2015

Cedar Point is planning special deals and fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend.

The park plans to honor “the brave men and women who have served, and who continue to protect our country” with free admission into Cedar Point and Soak City Friday through Sunday.

Active, retired and those honorably-discharged members from the military will be admitted free into the parks July 3 to 5 with a valid ID. Accepted forms of ID include: active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ID or a copy of DD-214 discharge papers and photo ID.

Immediate family members also receive a $22 discount off Cedar Point admission.

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Cedar Point delivers on promise to host Cavs standout Dellavedova

By Craig Webb Published: June 27, 2015

Cedar Point hosted Cavs surprise hero Matthew Dellavedova on Friday.

The park offered to host Dellavedova after the NBA Finals as a thank you for his heroics during the playoffs.

Cedar Point posted a picture of Dellavedova grinning from ear to ear Friday at the Sandusky amusement park.

“Thanks (Cedar Point) for an awesome day - had a blast!” Dellavedova tweeted.

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Rain closes Soak City, Wildwater Kingdom and Kennywood; Cedar Point warns some ride closed

By Craig Webb Published: June 27, 2015

Saturday’s super soaker forecast has prompted area amusement parks and waterparks to curtail operations.

Kennywood has opted to remain closed for the day as rain - predicted to be in the inches - is expected to fall Saturday.

Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora is also closed.

Cedar Point’s Soak City Waterpark also will not open today.

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Cedar Point continues effort to put toes in the sand

By Craig Webb Published: June 25, 2015

Cedar Point’s effort to bring park guest to its beach continues.

The park has a slate of movies it plans to show on the beach just outside of the Hotel Breakers on select Friday nights.

The movies start at sunset between 9 and 9:30 p.m. and are shown weather permitting.

This Friday, the Disney classic “Finding Nemo” will be shown.

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Cedar Point photo featured in LeBron’s first Facebook message to fans in months

By Craig Webb Published: June 24, 2015
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LeBron James has turned to social media to thank his fans for a great season and included a snapshot of kids from his foundation enjoying a recent trip to Cedar Point.

The photo posted on the Cavs superstar’s Facebook page shows kids from his LeBron James Family Foundation waiting to be among the first to ride Cedar Point’s new Rougarou roller coaster.

When LeBron was contemplating his future in the NBA, Cedar Point offered to name a coaster after him if he chose to return to the Cavs.

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Tornado warning prompts Cedar Point to usher guests to shelters

By Craig Webb Published: June 22, 2015

Reports of a funnel cloud and a possible tornado in Sandusky forced Cedar Point to activate its emergency evacuation plan late Monday afternoon.

A possible tornado was reportedly on the ground south of the park in the city around 5:25 p.m.

Park guests were ushered into emergency shelters scattered throughout the amusment park.

Some guests turned to social media to share pictures of their “abrupt” behind the scenes tour of the park.

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Gate injures man’s leg on Cedar Point’s Raptor roller coaster; ride reopened today

By Craig Webb Published: June 22, 2015

A Cedar Point guest was injured Sunday night when a gate on the Raptor roller coaster closed on his right leg.

The park closed the Raptor coaster for the night after the accident.

Cedar Point said the ride reopened today after it was determined the ride’s safety systems were operating correctly and the Lakewood man apparently tried to get through a closing safety gate on the ride platform.

“Cedar Point’s safety team responded to a report of a guest who had injured their lower leg while attempting to squeeze through an already closing safety gate on the loading platform of the Raptor roller coaster,” the park said in a statement.

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Cedar Point plans feasts fit for a dad for Father’s Day weekend

By Craig Webb Published: June 18, 2015

Cedar Point is looking to appeal to dad’s sense of appetite for adventure and food this Father’s Day weekend.

The park already offers a full plate of 71 rides and roller coasters, but it is ramping up its food offerings for dear old dad.

Cedar Point will host an Ultimate Grill Fest at its Bay Harbor waterfront restaurant from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday night.

The menu includes: half-split chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, kabobs, potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, fresh fruit and dessert. Soft drinks are included and a cash bar will be available.

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