Cedar Fair growth about more than rides

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

The parent company of Sandusky's Cedar Point amusement park has grown at a steady clip amid a still-challenging economy, and unlike its roller coasters, it's not planning to come to a screeching halt after reaching record heights.

Read more from Crain's Cleveland Business.

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This seems to confirm that Great America's Vortex will be getting the floorless treatment.

slithernoggin's avatar

And that other coasters in the chain will be getting the same treatment.

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And that they're going to say something in August.

The interesting thing in the article is the distinction the company makes between revolutionary and evolutionary thinking. Cedar Point has always been a destination where people have gone to stay and enjoy diversions like rides, food, drinks, music, and bathing. So, nothing here is really new except the fresh approach. The company has found ways to evolve their flagship park by reinventing resources already on hand and, happily, it seems to be working for them.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if someday we see another resort hotel or two. Like Disney, they see the value in inviting guests from afar and making multiple-day stays attractive. Since the 60's the amusement park itself has grown so that it can easily accommodate an increased number of overnight visitors mixed in with the traditional day trippers.

CarolinaNick15's avatar

I think we will eventually see another cedar fair park with a hotel or something. Knotts seems like a fair bet. August sounds right since that is when most rides are announced.

Jeff's avatar

They already have one.

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birdhombre's avatar

Well then, billb should be pleased with that.

CarolinaNick15's avatar

Oh, I didn't know that. I've heard people talk about CW getting one too, but I don't know how likely that is.

ApolloAndy's avatar

If CW could support a hotel, it would already be there.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

slithernoggin's avatar

Sorry, I had to park mid-hotel and only just got here. Can someone bring me up to speed?

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

Kings island giga coaster?

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