Posted Saturday, June 7, 2014 10:55 PM | Contributed by CoasterDaddy
Early Saturday morning, a water main break that feeds the park and the hotels resulted in the closure of the park, and displacement of people staying in the resorts on the peninsula. The break appeared to be just inside of the main toll booths. The park made the call mid-afternoon to keep the on-property hotels closed until Monday, then followed with a similar announcement later. The park posted the following to the official Cedar Point site (captured around 11 p.m. Saturday night):
PARK UPDATE (5:40 p.m.) - We continue to work with the City of Sandusky to restore water service to Cedar Point. The latest assessment is that the necessary repairs will require several more hours to complete. Once the water main is repaired, there are additional procedures that must be taken to restore water pressure to all areas on the property, and testing that must follow to ensure the systems are working properly and the appropriate water quality is established.
At this time we have made the decision to keep the park and resort properties closed until Monday, June 9th when – subject to any unforeseen complications – we would anticipate resuming normal operations. As the repairs advance throughout the evening and into Sunday we will provide additional updates.
We recognize that this situation has caused many of our guests to be disappointed. We are sorry that this has happened.
All Cedar Point tickets will be honored on any operating day in 2014 where the park is open to the public.
Please visit cedarpoint.com for additional updates and information.
RESORTS UPDATE (2:31 p.m.) - The Cedar Point Resorts properties on the peninsula, which include Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites and Lighthouse Point, will be closed tonight, June 7th and Sunday night, June 8th. Guests can contact the reservation office at 419-627-2106 to cancel or reschedule your reservation. Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort and Breakers Express remain open.
PARK UPDATE - Early this morning, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park is unable to open today. All guest tickets will be honored on future dates this season. Please visit cedarpoint.com for the latest updates.
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