Lighthouse Point will expand camping area at Cedar Point

Posted Thursday, October 26, 2000 9:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Rounding out the resort feel of the park will be the new Lighthouse Point, an expansion to the Camper Village area that will include 50 cottages and 59 new camp sites than include full hook-ups, with cable TV.

The park will also renovate the main midway with a dancing water display, a new employee dorm and a significant upgrade to the Halloweekends program next fall.

Link: Guide to The Point

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Thursday, October 26, 2000 10:57 AM
Wow! Sounds cool so far~is that all of the 2001 announcements? I'm hoping for more!!
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 11:00 AM
Unless you are a camper, nothing to get excited about. I was hoping for at least a flat ride.
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 12:25 PM
Well, look on the bright side, CP will be getting something big in 2002.

Let the rumors begin!!

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So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard.
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 1:57 PM
Good! My park is adding to the resort again!
Do you think they will build a "new" dorm, or renovate the old beach houses near the entrance to the causeway? I wonder if there will be a new pool and restaruant to go with the new camper expansion

I also wish they would add more trees up front
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 2:28 PM
According to the press release,

"Lighthouse Point will offer amenities such as an outdoor pool; recreation area with shuffleboard, grass-court croquet and other lawn games; arcade; a pier; eatery..."

It doesn't go in to specifics about what type of eatery it will be.

*** This post was edited by RagingBull on 10/26/2000. ***
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 3:36 PM
GREAT! Can't wait. Long live the point!

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Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:13 PM
Help, where is the press release?
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:55 PM
50 cottages!!!!!?????? (how much do they cost)

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Thursday, October 26, 2000 4:56 PM
yeah really where is the press release?
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Thursday, October 26, 2000 7:08 PM
Go to www.cedarpoint.com Click on the news link, then click on 2000 press releases.
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Friday, October 27, 2000 7:40 AM
I think this pretty much puts to rest Cedar Point running out of room for new rides. If management was that concerned about not having room to expand, I don't think they would waste money on something (campground expansion) that really won't increase attendance figures.
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Friday, October 27, 2000 9:23 AM
Cedar Point has a lot more empty ground than you think. I could find so many places where they could fit new coasters. They are also planning on getting rid of the employee parking lot and expand into challenge park. That is where the floorless will be in 2002, the empty space in between the Gemini and the Meanstreak. Cedar Point could even make more land and expand the island.
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Friday, October 27, 2000 9:56 AM
I can't wait! I have to wait all winter for the dancing water display!!!!
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Friday, October 27, 2000 12:00 PM
The cottages and cabins will cost between $125 to $200 a night, and RV sites will cost $59 according to the Mourning Journal (Lorain County Paper).
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Friday, October 27, 2000 1:41 PM
Mike M. Why do you think that the campground expansion won't increase attendance figures? Lets see, since Camper Village is pretty much always completely booked, we can assume that the new Lighthouse Point places will also be booked. So that means 50 families in cottages, 10 families in cabines, and 59 families in RV's. If we assume that each of those families brings 4 people to the park (most likely a low estimate) then they have just brought 516 new guests per day to the park. Sure, some of the people may have gone to the park even without an on point resort to stay at, but some of them wouldn't have.

Now if we take that 516 people per day (low estimate) and multiply it times the estimated number of days that the park will be open (we'll say 100 days for easy math) then we have brought 51,600 new guests to the point during the season. That's a lot of admission tickets.

Plus, remember that each of the campsites will cost 59 dollars (59 sites x 59 dollars = $3,481 per night) and the units will cost between $125 and $200 per night (we'll go with a figure in between those two figures $150 x 60 units = $9,000 per night)for a grand total campground net profit of approximately $12,481 per night. Now if multiply the per night figure by the estimated 100 nights the campground would be open, we have $1,248,100 for the park on top of the increased park admissions. That doesn't sound like a waste of money to me. In fact, I would have to venture a guess that this will make the park more money in its first season than Millennium Force did. Especially when you compare it to the cost of the attraction.

I'm not a business man, so if my financial thinking is a little off I'm sorry. I apologize for the long post, but I guess I was just on a mission with this one. *** This post was edited by Natas on 10/27/2000. ***
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Friday, October 27, 2000 8:45 PM
I frankly don't know what else anyone could expect of CP after the huge amount of cash they blew on MF...hopefully the rumors of them making a more extreme Halloween attraction for next year will be true...the stuff this year wasn't bad but I'd like to see them do something more ala PKI without the extra charge (or at least a smaller charge like say, Brutal Planet which is only $5 instead of the insane $20 for 3 hrs. that PKI is pulling...)

mike
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Saturday, October 28, 2000 4:54 AM
Go Full Force: How can you expand an island? CP still has plenty of room inside the park. Going back to Magnum, my first question was always, "where are they going to put it"? But it fits great everytime and look how much they have added since.
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Saturday, October 28, 2000 11:58 AM
Anyone else find it funny that in an "off" year, CP still spends $14 million on improvements? This is plenty of cash for a new B&M. A appriciate how CP will invest so much in other park areas, not just on coasters (although one would have been nice.)
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Saturday, October 28, 2000 11:25 PM
I absolutly love it when a park takes so much time and effort to improve itself. But why can't they redo the story line and effects on Disaster Transport? Its such a great ride...
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