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Cedar Point reportedly removing its Shoot the Rapids water ride

By Craig Webb Published: February 11, 2016

 

 

The Sandusky Register is reporting that Cedar Point is removing its Shoot the Rapids water ride.

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Valravn rises over Cedar Point, warm weather moves along construction of gigantic new roller coaster

By Craig Webb Published: December 23, 2015

The world’s largest erector set at Cedar Point is quickly becoming the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster on the planet.

Construction of the record-shattering coaster hit a milestone this week as workers connected the highest piece of the Valravn — the top section of the ride’s massive lift hill — towering some 223 feet over the park’s midway. The top section alone weighed in at 95,000 pounds.

Park spokesman Tony Clark said workers have been able to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to make great progress on the construction of the new attraction.

Clark said the work is “on schedule” for the ride to be ready for the 2016 season.

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Cedar Point ranks as Ohio's No. 1 most photographed site on Instagram - report from TIME shows

By Craig Webb Published: December 3, 2015

Sorry Ohio State.

Forget about it, Paul Brown Stadium.

When it comes to sharing photos via Instagram, Cedar Point is the undisputed hotspot in Ohio.

A state-by-state analysis by TIME with the help of Instagram looked at the data generated by the photo-sharing app and its 100 million users to determine the No. 1 spot in each state for photos shared.

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Giant glow-in-the-dark slip n slide coming to Northeast Ohio, sliders become glowing projectiles

By Craig Webb Published: November 12, 2015

Imagine yourself a human glowstick flying through the darkness on a giant slip n slide.

As bizarre as this sounds, that’s exactly what is coming to Northeast Ohio next year.

Cleveland, well, actually Berea, is one of nine scheduled stops announced by Blacklight Slide for 2016.

The Northeast Ohio stop will be Sept. 10.

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Coney Island plans to make a big splash in 2016, Hydro Storm feature billed as biggest of its kind

By Craig Webb Published: November 5, 2015

Coney Island is planning to build the most ambitious water attraction in its history to help mark the Cincinnati-area amusement park’s 130th anniversary.

Dubbed Typhoon Tower, it will be an interactive, multi-level water play area that will cover 16,000 square feet just inside Coney’s historic main gate and next to the legendary Sunlite Pool.

The structure will have a signature bucket-like contraption — the Hydro Storm — that will soak park guests by dropping 30 seconds of water from a height of 33 feet.

A feature that makes the Hydro Storm unique is that it will soak park visitors with a record 1,300 gallons of water in all directions.

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Cedar Point employee arrested after a reported rape of a teen working at the park

By Craig Webb Published: October 20, 2015

Sandusky police are investigating an alleged rape at a Cedar Point dorm.

Sandusky police say they along with Cedar Point park officers were called to one of the park’s dormitories after a 14-year-old park worker said she had been raped by another employee.

Officers interviewed the worker at the Firelands Medical Center on Oct. 10 where she was being treated and then returned to the park’s dorm to arrest the male worker.

The Sandusky teen told investigators that she had been sexually assaulted by a fellow worker in a dorm at 1 Cedar Point Dr., which is the address for the popular amusement park.

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Walking Dead's Andrea to appear at Kings Island

By Craig Webb Published: October 19, 2015

Kings Island's Halloween Haunt is going full zombie.

Actress Laurie Holden from The Walking Dead will appear at the park on Oct. 30.

Holden appeared for three seasons as Andrea Harrison, a civil rights attorney who was on a road trip with her younger sister Amy when the zombie apocalypse broke out.

Holden will answer audience questions during two sessions at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the park's Showplace Theatre.

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Old Chippewa Lake park for sale

By Craig Webb Published: October 13, 2015

What price can you put on memories? When it comes to the old Chippewa Lake Park — try $3.7 million.

The once popular swimming beach and amusement park is back on the market.

The price tag includes the 95 acres situated along the shore of county-owned Chippewa Lake that was once home to the amusement park along with 40 acres of undeveloped farmland.

The property has sat vacant — aside from the occasional trespassers and a film crew shooting a horror flick — ever since the park closed in 1978.

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Valravn rises at Cedar Point

By Craig Webb Published: October 12, 2015

Weeks of prep work is done and now the real effort to build Cedar Point’s record-breaking roller coaster can begin in earnest.

Park spokesman Tony Clark posted a construction picture on social media Monday of the Valravn titled “history in the making.”

On Monday, Clark said, workers put the first piece of the world’s “tallest, fastest & longest dive coaster” in place.

Workers are busy getting as much work on the Valravn done before the harsh winter weather sets in.

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Cedar Fair shutters three amusement parks as Hurricane Joaquin closes in; Cedar Point's open

By Craig Webb Published: October 2, 2015

The threat of high winds and torrential rain has prompted Sandusky-based Cedar Fair to close three of its 11 amusement parks Friday night.

Citing concerns for the “safety of guests and employees,” Cedar Fair has opted to close Carowinds, located along the North and South Carolina borders, along with Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa. and Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va.

The closures come as the chain ramps up its popular and lucrative Halloween-themed weekends at its parks.

Whether the parks remain closed through the weekend will be up to the path of Joaquin and how quickly the heavy rain predicted to be up to a foot in some spots and the winds sweep across the East Coast.

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