Cedar Point delays new ride, offers Pink’s hot dogsWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar Point is now home to the first Pink’s Hot Dogs franchise east of Las Vegas.
The legendary Hollywood eatery — a favorite of celebrities — specializes in made-to-order gourmet hot dogs, chili dogs and onion rings.
Located across from Toft’s Ice Cream Parlor near the front of the park, Pink’s offers steamed, all-beef hot dogs, mild or spicy Polish dogs, Brooklyn pastrami Swiss cheese dogs, coleslaw dogs, burgers and fries.
Cedar Point opened for the season May 14 and will be open every day through Labor Day, Sept. 5.
“We are very excited to officially kick off summer in the Midwest,” said John Hildebrandt, Cedar Point’s vice president and general manager, in a news release. “It has been a long, cold winter and people are ready to have some fun. Roller coasters, hot dogs and Snoopy are the perfect solution.”
The park’s newest ride, WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall swing ride, was scheduled to open at the start of the season, but the opening was postponed until Memorial Day weekend due to construction delays.
Seated in two-person swings that allow their feet to dangle, up to 64 riders at a time will begin rotating slowly in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings will reach speeds up to 30 mph, flaring out almost 45 degrees from the tower 30 stories above ground, according to the park’s website.
Cedar Point, named the “Best Amusement Park in the World” by industry magazine Amusement Today for the past 13 years, offers 75 rides, including 17 roller coasters, and attracts 3 million visitors annually, according to its website.
The Sandusky venue also features Camp Snoopy, Soak City and Challenge Park and a variety of live musical entertainment.
Here’s what else is happening at Cedar Point this summer:
Through Father’s Day (June 19), enter the Take Home a Thrill contest to win a new XUV 825i John Deere Gator, valued at more than $11,000. Entry forms available at the park’s guest services desk or Town Hall Museum or by mail.
- May 20-22: Student ID weekend. Students save $15 on a one-day, day-of-purchase admission with ID.
- May 28-30 (Memorial Day Weekend): Free admission for U.S. military personnel with ID and discounted admission for their families.
- June 3-4: Coaster Mania: Exclusive ride times and other events for registered members of roller coaster clubs.
- June 17-19: American Heroes Weekend: Admission discounts for safety service employees (police, firefighters, EMTs), military veterans and their families with ID.
- June 19: Inaugural Cedar Point 5K Challenge. 7 a.m.; $25, which includes race-day parking, T-shirt and $12 off a regular adult admission ticket that day. Portion of proceeds will benefit local high school cross-country teams. Register online by June 12. No race-day registration.
- July 1-4 (Fourth of July weekend): Featuring special entertainment, food and prizes; fireworks July 3 and July 4; and park hours until 1 a.m. July 3.
- July 24: Coasting For Kids event to benefit Give Kids The World Village.
- Aug. 1-7: “Peanuts Happiness Week” with special activities featuring Snoopy and the “Peanuts” characters.
- Aug 16-18: Wheels of Thunder.
For more information, visit www.cedarpoint.com.