Cedar Point is looking to have a monster start to its 2019 season.
The Sandusky park announced Thursday that it will be the first stop in a partnership between its owner Cedar Fair and the promoters who put on Monster Jam events featuring the huge tricked-out trucks.
The traveling exhibit that will make stops at Cedar Fair amusement parks across the country is dubbed Monster Jam Thunder Alley.
There will be several interactive zones where guests can get an up-close look at popular trucks including Grave Digger, Max-D, Megalodon, Zombie and El Toro Loco.
The trucks will be at Cedar Point from May 18 to June 30 and the attraction will be included in park admission but some of the exhibits require advance reservations or an additional fee. The park opens for the season May 11.
Guests − 10 at a time — will be able to climb aboard a Monster Truck and ride along as a driver navigates an obstacle course. Guests can even look at and touch some of the super-sized parts that help make the trucks go in the Monster Jam Garage.
There will be a Monster Jam Build-a-Truck area where guests can for a fee build their very own custom mini Monster Jam truck.
The Monster Jam Pit Stop Play Area will let fans push along Monster Jam die-cast trucks on a miniature track with ramps and obstacles.
The exhibit will then move on to Kings Dominion Park in Doswell, Virginia, from July 20 to Sept. 2 and Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, from Sept. 14 to Nov. 3.
"The opportunity to bring Monster Jam Thunder Alley exclusively to our parks represents the first installment of our strategic collaboration and is another demonstration of Cedar Fair’s commitment to delivering unique guest experiences, while also introducing our parks to Monster Jam’s legion of worldwide fans," said Cedar Fair CEO Richard Zimmerman in a statement. "We look forward to further collaboration on additional compelling entertainment and experiences.”
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