Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cedar Point 2009: Starlight Experience

Cedar Point's new addition for the 2009 season is a newly lighted midway! Odd... I know. But read on and it actually sounds pretty neat.

According to the park's press release, "each night, the Frontier Trail will be transformed into a brilliant canopy of lights and colors that will be themed to the changing of the seasons. Similar to the climate in the Midwest, each display will gently segue into a different season. Accompanied with music, the Starlight Experience will use a diverse mixture of colored lights and displays to decorate and highlight the buildings, trees and structures along the wooded walkway.

It will extend from the bridge across from the Snake River Falls water ride to the tunnel beneath Millennium Force.Besides the seasonal scenes, the Starlight Experience will also use several themed floats that will depict each season. For younger guests, Snoopy and his favorite friends will also be included in the show. Larger-than-life replicas of the PEANUTS characters will be displayed at different locations along the trail.
Using more than one million highly efficient LED lights, the Starlight Experience will be presented every night the park closes at 10 p.m. or later, Saturday, May 23 (Memorial Day weekend) through Sunday, Sept. 6. The new family attraction will cost approximately $1 million to design and install."

This is quite a departure for any Cedar Fair legacy park, and a welcome one at that. I'm pretty sure this is a have-to-see-it-to-get-it type of attraction, so I'm looking forward to basing any real judgement off of the finished product. But it sounds promising!


Chris said...

"basing any real judgement off of the finished product."
Aww, do I have to?

NewsPlusNotes said...

Nope! Teehehe...

I do think it's a very interesting concept for the park, very 'outside the box' for them.

I had heard that CF Entertainment was headed in new and different directions but I didn't quite see this coming!

rihard2000 said...

Extra bonus that a lot of this lighting will probably be used for Halloweekends too.