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Bumpy season continues for Cedar Point

By Craig Webb Published: August 18, 2014

It was back to business as usual Monday at Cedar Point — at least as close as this summer has been to normal.

The park’s troubles continued Sunday night when an apparent fault in an electrical cable interrupted power to some attractions leaving dozens of riders stranded.

The power flickered off around 8 p.m. leaving workers to scramble to get stuck riders to safety. Not all of the park’s rides were impacted.

Cedar Point’s troubles started in early in the season when a water main break in June forced park officials to close park for two days. That same week a plane made an emergency landing on the park’s beach and more than a dozen employees were arrested for fighting near the dormitories after the park had closed for the night.

And late last month a cable came loose on the park’s Skyhawk ride injuring a rider and slightly injuring a bystander.

Cedar Point is usually known for making headlines for its record-shattering attractions so this season has been a bit of anomaly.

Park officials are looking forward to starting anew with its HalloWeekends celebration that starts Sept. 12.

The park leaked out photos Monday of some of the behind the scenes work including its new witch-inspired Hexed haunted house to be located by the GateKeeper.

But even the park’s Halloween event is not immune to scary headlines.

Last year over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, the park was slammed with visitors on a particularly nice Saturday evening.

A traffic jam ensued when the park closed leaving thousands stuck in the parking lot until the wee hours of the morning,

 

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