SANDUSKY, Ohio — It’s hard to believe that Cedar Point will soon be celebrating 150 years of thrills and fun. With 150 days to go until its official 150th anniversary season, Cedar Point couldn’t wait to unveil the newest attractions, which include a snake river expedition, the French Quarter Confections and a Bands in Residence program, all of which will be debuted to the public in 2020.
Ticket of a Lifetime
Beginning in February, guests can enter for a chance to win a Ticket of a Lifetime—free admission to Cedar Point that lasts the rest of their lives. One hundred and fifty winners will be chosen throughout 2020. Guests will have chance to win online, outside the park and at the Cedar Point.
Snake River Expedition
A nod to the park's former Western Cruise and Paddle wheel Excursions boat rides, embark on riverboats designed for exploration and adventure. Travel along the Snake River that surrounds Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island.
Multi-sensory, nighttime celebration
The Celebrate 150 Spectacular begins with a dozen illuminating floats that pay tribute to the iconic turning points, innovations and celebrations of the park's history. Over 100 talented performers, from sailors to beach baths to whimsical dancers, will interact along the parade route, which will travel down Main Midway and into a street party at Celebration plaza. This celebration steps off nightly from June 12 through Aug. 16.
Let’s talk food
Riding the dozens of roller coasters work up your heart rate and your appetite. To keep your energy up and your spirits (and sugar rush) high, the park is debuting some sweet additions.
- French Quarter Confections—Let your sweet tooth cravings run wild with powdered sugar treats, fresh-made fudge, cotton candy, waffles, funnel cakes and a cascading chocolate fountain. Located in the park’s main entrance, take a break from riding roller coasters and let your creativity run wild with 10 customizable toppings for the park’s funnel cakes, elephant ears and waffles on a stick.
- The Mac Shack—Who can say no to mac and cheese? Located near Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor, visitors can create the ultimate mac and cheese bowl. Fresh macaroni noodles are tossed into a massive cheese block as the noodles melt the cheese around them. Pure food bliss.
- The C. P. Juice Co—The park's famous fruit-shaped orange, grape, lemon and apple juice bottles return to the C.P. Juice Co., located next to the Scrambler. The modern take on these drink vessels includes a slushy-type drink with a variety of fruity choices.
- Taste of The Point— Receive a special dining passport that will take you on a culinary roller coaster through 15 of the park’s food locations to sample some old and new creations.
- The Corral— Some of the park’s favorite food will be included here. In 2020, it’s undergoing an extensive transformation, along with upgrades to its famous treats. Hand-breaded chicken, gourmet pizza and mozzarella cheese-on-a-stick will be some of the featured items inside this new walk-in space.
Park History Tours
Calling all the history buffs: take two new history tours that will guide you through major points of the park and moments of evolution. There will be self-guided tours that will lead you to special locations. For those who want to add more mobility, the addition of Segway tours will focus on the famous beach and boardwalk, lighthouse and other highlights around the park’s perimeter.
Cedar Point Button Trading Post
Are you collector of pins? Hundreds of designs will be available for purchase at the Button Shop, housed in the former Hat Rack. Each day, visitors are encouraged to trade your buttons with each other or with select park associates. Limited edition buttons not available for purchase will be placed into circulation. All guests can customize and receive a special “first year” button for free.
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The other features the park will roll out in 2020 include: a Cedar Point Legacy Walk, the option of a keyhole photo keychain and The Courtesy Corps, which are park information agents who interact with visitors on raised platforms throughout the park.