Zombies Invade Cedar Point This Fall
Nightwire travelled to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio to preview Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends. Each year they just get better and better at doing what they do best.. creating a fun, scary environment for all ages. This fall, when teens and adults alike will be heading back to school— they’ll have much more to fear than flunking a math test. At Cedar Point’s new Zombie High School, flesh-eating hellions and glassy-eyed teachers lurk in the halls and locker rooms, waiting for unsuspecting visitors. Every corner of the school, from the cafeteria to the chemistry lab, has been overrun by the undead. This attraction is one you should definitely not miss!
It’s all part of Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends, when the 364-acre amusement park is transformed for seven weeks into a fright fest featuring family-friendly fun during the daytime and nearly a dozen terrifying attractions when darkness falls. New this year, families can go trick-or-treating at Dinosaurs Alive on Adventure Island, home to more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs that move and roar. There are costume contests, live shows, parades and plenty of surprises. That’s all in addition to Cedar Point’s world-record-breaking collection of 72 rides, including the record-breaking new wing roller coaster, GateKeeper, and 15 other scream machines. HalloWeekends returned for its 17th year on Friday, Sept. 13— for those souls brave enough to venture out on that star-crossed night!
ENTER IF YOU DARE:
Ø Eden Musee´, a wax museum whose owner has died, leaving his demented children to run the family business with disastrous results.
Ø Cut Throat Cove, featuring a motley crew of pirates raiding sunken ships in Cedar Point’s Frontiertown.
Ø Blood on the Bayou, a murky lagoon where the swamp folk don’t look too kindly on company.
Ø Maniacal, Mechanical Screamworks, a metallic world of science fiction full of gadgets, gears and hollow screams.
Ø CarnEvil, where crazy clowns and sideshow freaks are always recruiting, whether or not you’re a willing participant.
Ø CornStalkers, a twisted maze of terror that’s filled with thick fog and frightening Screamsters.
Ø Eternity Infirmary, a horrific hospital where thousands check in, but no one checks out… ever.
Ø Fear Faire, a maze of medieval mayhem!
Ø Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs in Cedar Point’s Dinosaurs Alive!, where many of the 50-plus lifelike, animatronic dinosaurs dress for the season and welcome kids to Adventure Island with candy and other goodies. (Additional charge applies.)
Ø “Skeleton Crew,” an exciting spectacle of acrobatics and aerial acts taking place throughout the day in Cedar Point’s new Celebration Plaza.
Ø “The Goodtime Ghouls: A Halloween Hullabaloo,” an energetic musical revue featuring a mix of rockabilly, swing, pop and disco in the Good Time Theatre.
Ø Gypsy Fortune Tellers, where guests can discover what’s in the cards for them as they venture into Frontiertown.
Ø The Magical House on Boo Hill, where whimsical illusions await at every corner in the topsy-turvy house just outside the Blue Streak roller coaster.
Ø Monster Midway Invasion Celebration, a caravan of friendly monsters and parade floats traveling through the park at 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Ø PEANUTS™ Halloween Show and Kids’ Costume Contest, where little pirates and princesses show off their spirit with preschool competitions at 2 p.m. and grade-school competitions at 2:45 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in the Blue Streak Plaza.
Ø “Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic,” where guests can step right up for amazing illusions and jaw-dropping suspense in the Jack Aldrich Theatre!
HOURS: Every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 13 through Oct. 27. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
PLACES TO STAY: For the best deals on tickets, plan a weekend getaway by staying at any of Cedar Point’s resort properties, including the historic Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites, Breakers Express or Castaway Bay indoor waterpark and resort. All hotel guests can take advantage of a $34 ticket, saving more than $20 per person on admission! Plus, they’ll enjoy the perks of free parking and early entry to the park so they can get in line for their favorite coasters before anyone else. For more information on Cedar Point’s hotel properties, visit https://www.cedarpoint.com/places-to-stay.
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