Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cedar Point Announces More Park Changes at Winter Chill Out Charity Event

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Fans of Cedar Point were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the park this weekend, which included several announcements of changes for the 2018 season - and it was all for a good cause.  The admission tickets from the event - which saw 800+ fans in attendance - went to A Kid Again, an "organization that fosters hope, happiness and healing for families dealing with life-threatening illnesses."  The park raised an impressive $40,000 for the organization!

Cedar Point also thanked those in attendance with plenty of news about the park, including a long list of changes to Frontier Town, home of Steel Vengeance.  The themed area will see several new food options open this year, including Frontier Foldovers, a quick service location with "folded brisket, chicken and Italian meat sandwiches," the return of Chick-fil-A, and Sidewinder Sue's, featuring "new “twisty” fries with meat toppings of pulled pork, brisket or chili."  Frontier Town will also bring back the animated Shooting Gallery, add the Western Shoot Out basketball game of skill, and feature new shows in both Lusty Lil's and the all-new Gossip Gulch stage.

Elsewhere in the park the former Park Plaza gift shop will be renovated into a beach themed store named Point Plaza.  Luminosity will not return this year, instead replaced by a show called Vertical Impact, performing several times per day and featuring "acrobats and dancers performing in this new fast-paced, high-energy show in Celebration Plaza."

PointBuzz has a press release from the park about all the changes, and also had a live blog of the event as well.  If you're looking for even more details, this story from the Sandusky Register has a ton of additional details shared during the event - get ready for the return of themed elements inside Maverick's launch tunnel!