Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cedar Point Announces Additional Enhancements for 2015 Season

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With the addition of Rougarou, the transformation of Mantis from a stand-up to floorless coaster, already announced, we may have assumed Cedar Point was done with 2015 announcements.  Happily, we were wrong!

At this past weekend's Winter Chill Out enthusiast event, which raised $27,000 for Give Kids The World, the park made several more announcements.

Seen above is concept art for the changes that were revealed for the Wicked Twister Midway, which is getting an overhaul for this season.  Moved from elsewhere in the park, Calypso will be renamed the Tiki Twirl and be located near Wicked Twister's entrance area.  A new neighbor to maXair, the park's famous Dodgems will also be moved along the pathway.  In order to fit the Dodgems, the kiddie version of the same attraction will be moved and incorporated into Planet Snoopy and renamed as Joe Cool's Dodgem School.  The entire area also appears to be receiving new planters, light fixtures and other cosmetic improvements.

As part of the changes, Sir Rub-A-Dub's Tubs (a children's water ride) and the Turnpike Cars (located near Raptor) will be retired.

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Visitors with a sweet tooth will love a newly announced candy store, located next to the Pagoda Gift Shop, named Sweet Spot.  The new store "will feature fresh fudge, caramel apples and other mouth-watering treats," with "large front windows along the Main Midway will allow guests to watch the candy-making process."

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Cedar Point is also hard at work with the final renovations to the historic Hotel Breakers, which will totally transform the resort.  Just announced, and seen above, are new outdoor fire pit areas that will serve as both a gathering and resting site for guests.  This will be a wonderful place to hang out and warm up between coaster rides in both the early Spring and Fall seasons!

2015 has shaped up to be a season full of exciting changes for the park!  Season Pass holders will be able to check out some of the additions (like Rougarou) on a newly announced Season Passholder Preview Night on Friday, May 8th from 7 to 10 p.m.


Unknown said...

That aquatic stadium is such a hog. It blocks everything. Those huge stairs on both sides are like big elbows sticking out blocking even more space. When they remove that thing I hope they hire people like they did when they developed Frontier town.
That block of land is huge and has the prime beachfront location. It needs heavy skill to bring the area to life with tree's and shade but not blocking the water view. A boardwalk feel or something to that effect. It should be the jewel of the park.

Unknown said...

You forgot to mention the great news that Maverick will be getting soft restraints!