Cedar Point Plans Major Revamp For 2017
Cedar Point has announced a major overhaul for the 2017 season and a major multi-year investment.
The major highlight is an extensive transformation of Soak City to the brand-new, 18-acre Cedar Point Shores Water Park. The plan is for Cedar Point Shores to have three completely new water attractions, along with upgraded food and merchandise locations. All-new amenities will be added for guests to enjoy the one-of-a-kind setting of beautiful Lake Erie and Cedar Point’s mile-long beach.
Cedar Point say the new attractions for 2017 include:
- 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.
In addition to all the new rides coming in, one vernerable roller coaster is going away. The Mean Streak will end its run on Sept. 5th, Cedar Point announced earlier this month.
In a release, Cedar Point say the water park’s existing slides and other attractions will receive makeovers as well, with most receiving new names highlighting the unique beachside location.
Also on the list of projects for 2017 and beyond: Updated cabanas on either side of the massive 500,000-gallon wave pool; Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, TVs.
Construction on Cedar Point’s Express Hotel is already in progress and will last throughout the winter.
The Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point’s signature hotel located right next to Cedar Point Shores, is also growing. Construction on the addition will begin after Labor Day and will continue through the 2017 season. It will open to new guests in time for the summer of 2018.