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Wildwater Kingdom offers a one-day, half-price deal

By Craig Webb Published: July 28, 2015

Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora is having a one-day online sale offering tickets at more than half off.

The waterpark is offering tickets for $16 - a savings of $16.99.

The tickets are only available for sale today (July 28) at  and can be used any day the park is open between Aug. 3 to Sept. 7.

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Tall tennis shoes, "busses" and a new coaster: A visit to Cedar Point

By Craig Webb Published: July 27, 2015



With a rare hole in the family schedule, we made the trek to Cedar Point over the weekend.

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Man charged with scaling barriers to touch cougars at the Columbus Zoo

By Craig Webb Published: July 24, 2015

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office filed charges Friday against a man accused of scaling a barrier to touch two adult cougars at the Columbus Zoo.

The Columbus-area man, whose name was not released, is charged with criminal trespassing — a misdemeanor.

A video of the man was posted online earlier this week showing him touching the cougars in the zoo’s North America region.

“Animal welfare and safety are two of our top priorities,” said Tom Stalf, president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo, in a statement. “Barriers, like the fence line at the cougar habitat, are in place to keep our guests and animals safe. The actions taken in this video were alarming and resulted in our decision to press charges.”

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Kings Island offers guests chance to kick a soccer ball into its famed fountain

By Craig Webb Published: July 24, 2015

Kings Island has kicked off its Kick Cancer events.

For $5 or $20 for five, guests can kick colorful soccer balls into the park’s giant fountain on International Street to raise money for cancer-related groups and also for the chance to win a 2015 Honda Civic.

The park is also offering a steep discount on tickets during the effort.

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Kennywood to open curtain on new 4D theater on July 29; Ice Age 4D to be shown

By Craig Webb Published: July 23, 2015

Kennywood is adding some mid-season excitement as it is set to open its new 4D theater on July 29.

The first feature in the new theater will be “Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D.”

The amusement park is among the first in the country to premiere the 4D version of the Ice Age feature that picks up the adventures of saber-toothed squirrel Scrat as he travels through time chasing his beloved acorn.

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Cedar Point snares popular former Disney theme park band; Off Kilter to play Labor Day weekend

By Craig Webb Published: July 22, 2015



A former staple at Disney’s EPCOT theme park will make an appearance at Cedar Point over the Labor Day weekend.

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Ohio zoos fare well on Top 25 list

By Craig Webb Published: July 21, 2015

Three Ohio zoos cracked TripAdvisor’s listing of the best 25 zoos in the United States.

Based on feedback of tourists posted on the popular travel website, the San Diego Zoo was ranked No. 1 on the recently released list.

The Columbus Zoo came in at No. 11 on the list.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ranked No. 13.

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Cedar Point offers chance for mom and dad to sneak away; dino program aimed at kids

By Craig Webb Published: July 18, 2015

Cedar Point is offering the opportunity for parents to take in some thrill rides sans the kids.

This weekend — weather permitting — the park will host its first Jurassic Trek: A Twilight Adventure for Junior Explorers.

The supervised program where kids can explore the park’s more than 50 animatronic dinosaurs with some “wacky professors” will be offered on Sunday nights through Aug. 2.

Admission is $20 per explorer for children ages 5 to 12.

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Even Baymax can’t save Wildwater Kingdom’s Dive-In Movie; Big Hero victim of the weather

By Craig Webb Published: July 17, 2015

Friday’s cloudy and rainy forecast has prompted Wildwater Kingdom to cancel its nighttime showing of Big Hero 6.

The park has moved the Dive-In Movie showing of the popular Disney movie to July 31.

Guests at the park’s Dive-In Movies get to watch a movie from inner tubes floating in the giant wave pool or from a lounge chair.

They also get “exclusive slide time” on the park’s Liquid Lightning slide when the park reopens for the night at 8:30 p.m.

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Cedar Point’s Rougarou back to prowling the lagoon; coaster unexpectedly stopped Thursday

By Craig Webb Published: July 17, 2015

Riders on Cedar Point’s Rougarou had an unexpected scare Thursday night when the coaster stopped mid trip.

Park spokesman Bryan Edwards said the park’s new coaster is back up and running Friday after being checked out and cleared to resume operations overnight.

Edwards said no one was injured when the coaster’s train stopped.

Park guests posted videos and pictures on social media showing riders walking off the coaster using the werewolf-themed attraction’s emergency stairs.

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