The Summit County Fairgrounds will play host to a traveling exhibit of life-size animatronic dinosaurs.
The “Jurassic Quest” attraction will be at the fairgrounds Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.
The main exhibit features more than 50 realistic-looking dinosaurs.
In addition to educational displays and talks, there will also be dino-themed inflatables, crafts and fossil digs.To read more or comment...
Kings Island’s opening day will be April 18.
The park will be open weekends through May 8 when it begins daily operations.
The park is constructing what is billed as one of the largest Starbucks in the tri-state area along with two new family friendly rides for the 2015 season.
The Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy’s Space Buggies will be located in the park’s Planet Snoopy kids’ area.To read more or comment...
The Sandusky Register is reporting that it has obtained a copy of Cedar Point memo detailing a new roller coaster for 2016.
The newspaper says the document is from ride manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard and details a new $15 million coaster tagged in the memo as The Dive Coaster.
The ride would live up to its name with a straight-down dive and fast speeds.
Park spokesman Bryan Edwards told the paper that the ride is one of several proposals the park is looking at for the 2016 season.
The park’s signature new attraction for 2015 is a renovated Hotel Breakers and the transformed Rougarou from the former Mantis roller coaster.To read more or comment...
A favorite roller coaster is returning to Kings Island's early ride line up for gold and platinum passholders.
The Diamondback will be among those attractions to welcome select guests 30 minutes before the park opens to the public this season.
The other early rides include the Banshee, the new Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy's Space Buggies and other attractions in Planet Snoopy.
The Pipeline Paradise and Tidal Wave Bay will be open for gold and platinum passholders 30 minutes before the waterpark opens.To read more or comment...
Change continues in the new year at Cedar Point.
TGI Friday’s served its last burger and drink on New Year’s Eve at Castaway Bay — the Sandusky amusement park’s indoor waterpark and resort.
The mainstay restaurant on the park’s entrance road will be replaced by a Quaker Steak & Lube.
The chain eatery was founded in 1974 in Sharon, Pa., in an abandoned gas station. It now has 60 locations in the United States and Canada.To read more or comment...
Historic Coney Island amusement park outside of Cincinnati is adding two new attractions next season.
The rides include a swinging-pendulum thrill ride and a kids’ bumper car ride.
The yet-to-named thrill ride swings its passengers back and forth in a pendulum motion in a 360-degree arc more than four stories in the air.
The kiddie bumper cars will be a smaller companion to the popular Dodgems that has been a Coney Island staple for decades.To read more or comment...
We finally have the answer as to how one passes the time at an outdoor waterpark in Northeast Ohio in the winter.
The folks at Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora are having fun sharing the daily exploits of “Chippy” the Elf on the Shelf as he wanders around the waterpark in the off season.
The park has posted photos on its Facebook page depicting the merry maker in a variety of poses from lounging on a deck chair to being ready to eat hot cheese from a nacho cheese machine.
Wednesday’s post has Chippy taking a chilly plunge down one of the park’s waterslides.To read more or comment...
The magic number is 145 days ‘til Cedar Point throws open its gates for the 2015 season.
Cedar Point’s official opening day for the 2015 season will be May 9.
The opening date is identical to this past season when park also opened on the second Saturday in May.
The park quietly announced the date in a press release about this past weekend’ Santa Hustle Half-Marathon and 5k.To read more or comment...
Cedar Point was all aglow Saturday night to brighten the season for a group of kids.
The park served as a "flyover" stop Saturday night for a Unitied Airlines flight ferrying a plane full of children suffering life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The park lit up the sky with the lights from its signature coasters and rides as the flight made its way to the "North Pole" as part of the airline's Fantasy Flight from Cleveland.To read more or comment...
Forget Throwback Thursday, Cedar Point is launching Flashback Friday on its Facebook page.
Tony Clark, the park’s social media guru, said workers have discovered that over the years many of the park’s old photos were converted into slides.
Clark said an effort is underway to convert this “ton” of slides into digital images.
Over the ensuing weeks, Clark said, the park will cherry pick the best images and post them to the park’s Facebook page.To read more or comment...