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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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Cincinnati amusement park plans bacon-infused Father’s Day celebration

By Craig Webb Published: June 16, 2015

What can go better than a day at an amusement park with dad?

How about a day an amusement park with dad and bacon.

Coney Island, situated just outside of Cincinnati, will host Bacon Fest at Coney on Father’s Day.

The small park will host 15 Cincinnati-area restaurants and food outlets with creations ranging from bacon funnel cakes to bacon cheesecake to bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks with BBQ sauce to bacon caramel corn to chocolate covered bacon.

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Cedar Point sign prompts speculation that a new coaster is coming

By Craig Webb Published: June 15, 2015

Cedar Point’s growing tribute to its “legacy” of world-class roller coasters has many coaster pundits predicting a new coaster is in the Sandusky park’s near future.

The park has put up a display along a wooden fence it installed to block the view of a large chunk of valuable land along its midway that was once home to the now demolished Good Time Theatre, the former Turnpike Car attraction and the relocated Dodgem and renamed and relocated Tiki Twirl.

The land is now vacant with no tell-tale activity (yet) of the park’s plans for the site.

The only visible activity is on a growing sign on the wooden privacy fence.

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Cedar Point’s Surf Lounge born out of tradition at the Hotel Breakers

By Craig Webb Published: June 12, 2015

Take a sip of the Hotel Breakers’ signature drink — the Breakers Breeze — and chances are you are drinking in some history.

The fruity drink — a take off of the classic Moscow Mule drink — is being served in tall “Surf Lounge” glasses found in storage from the hotel’s last bar that closed some 25 years ago.

The Breakers new Surf Lounge is nestled by Starbucks inside of the hotel’s fabled Rotunda and a stone’s throw from the doors to the beach.

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