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Amusement parks respond to the Ice Bucket Challenge in unique ways

By Craig Webb Published: August 21, 2014

Amusement parks in Ohio and Pennsylvania have found creative ways to respond the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS.

Kings Island took up the challenge earlier this week and posted a video of its workers standing on the bridge overlooking its Congo Falls water ride.

Dozens of workers on the bridge dumped buckets of water on their heads and then were promptly soaked a second time by one of the Congo boats splashing down.

Kings Island then challenged Cedar Point and another Cedar Fair park.

Cedar Point answered the challenge with its workers climbing into Top Thrill Dragster cars lined up on the platform.

The workers dumped buckets full of ice water on their heads then were whisked off at 120 mph on the 17-second ride that goes 420 feet in the air to dry off.

Back in the station, the workers then challenged other Cedar Fair parks and pop singer Jesse McCartney who was standing on the coaster’s platform.

Kennywood answered its challenge by dumping ice water over park mascot Kenny Kangaroo’s head. The park’s workers dumped ice cubes into the pool around the Pittsburgh Plunge boat ride then waited for a boat to plunge down the hill and soak them.

Workers at Idlewild and SoakZone stood underneath a large bucket at the waterpark and were soaked after it filled and tipped over.




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