Cedar Fair will use "Entertainment Company" name

Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

It has doubled in size, added indoor and outdoor water parks, and operates hotels, restaurants, and a marina. Because of that and more, Cedar Fair LP said yesterday that it plans to call itself Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. from now on.

Read more from The Toledo Blade.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:46 PM
That makes sense. I wonder what the long-term strategy for the Paramount Parks and Star Trek attraction will look like.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:59 PM
anyone seen a cedar point show?? ick!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:01 PM
Well at least they are still actually an LP on the books.

Probably a move to help investors identify what sector they are in at a casual glance. If I show someone who knows nothing of the company a price chart of Cedar Fair LP, they wouldn’t have a clue what they were about. They might think they are anywhere from Cedar Tree harvesting to making Cedar Planks :). If I show the same chart with title Cedar Fair Entertainment Co, they at least know they are in the entrainment sector. If if they are looking at that sector it could draw more interest.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:15 PM
Uh, those awards from IAAPA for the various shows, especially at Red Garter, are certainly not my imagination.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:58 PM
I have to agree with Jeff.. The awards don't lie.

The only SF park that has been wining Big E awards is pretty much the only one who produces it's own shows. All the other parks are handed their shows from corporate. Bet ya didn't know that the backround lyrics in most SF shows are actually on the soundtrack and not the people you see in front of you. At least that's how it was for a long time and I haven't seen any evidence to prove otherwise, except that certain park in Tx.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:12 PM
Slightly biased, but I have to agree with Jeff and Rob, the CP Shows are excellent for seasonal parks. However, I don't think we should use the Big E awards to justify them since those awards, much like the Golden Ticket Awards, seem to exclude shows produced by the "Big Boys" (e.g. Universal Orlando (Beetlejuice's Graveyard Review, the Blues Brothers) and Disney (Candlelight Processional, 'Twas, Festival of the Lion King, etc.)) ... While at the same time they do include shows produced by the year-round "Big Boy" Busch Parks...

hehe, although the budget categories are a little different.

Friday, October 27, 2006 10:59 AM
Im wondering if they will improve Paramount Parks shows and have more of them.

Paramount almost ruined what was once a very highly reguarded showcase at the KECO parks and turned half of them into comercials.


Friday, October 27, 2006 12:17 PM
LOL, I wrote about just this very thing on the 21st! LOL


Monday, October 30, 2006 6:39 PM
I picked up my season pass voucher yesterday at cedarpoint, and it already says "cedar fair entertainment company" on the voucher.

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