Cedar Point announces new, improved water park

Fans can win prizes today on the park's Twitter
Posted at 10:32 AM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 15:03:54-04

Cedar Point is getting a new, improved water park.

The amusement park announced Thursday that it will transform Soak City into the new Cedar Point Shores Water Park. 

Cedar Point Shores will feature three new water attractions including: 

  • Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for an amazing water rush.
  • Starboard Surge & Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.
  • Lakeslide Landing – a new family splashground with 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck area.

The new park will also feature a new restaurant—Crystal Rock Café—as well as a new entrance and poolside bar. Other upgrades include free wifi, charging stations, ceiling fans and TVs. 

Theme park goers have the opportunity today to win prizes in the park if they follow Cedar Point on social media, particularly on Twitter.

In addition to the new water park, Cedar Point also announced several other changes to the park.

In 2017, Breakers Express will transform into Cedar Point's Express Hotel, adding 69 more rooms. 

The park will also be adding a six-story tower to Hotel Breakers, which will add 158 rooms to the existing hotel.

Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center is also set to debut in 2017.