The nation’s second-oldest amusement park will finally be celebrating their 150th anniversary.

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Cedar Point amusement park opened in 1870, and last summer's big festivities were put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic. Now this summer the park plans to "go big, or go home" with a summer packed full of celebrating and fun.

Ticket of a Lifetime

To make the celebration one for the books, during the summer guests will have a chance to win a Cedar Point Ticket of a Lifetime. The special exclusive ticket will give each winner, along with three guests, free admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark for the rest of their lives. Chances to win a Ticket of a Lifetime will happen the park during the 150th anniversary celebration, June 26 through August 15.

What Else is Planned?

The Frontier Festival kicks off the season on May 14, 2021. The entire Frontier Town will be transformed into a Wild West "hootenanny",  with live music, interactive games for adults and kids, festive décor, street entertainers and a mouth-watering food and drink menu. The festival will run weekends, May 14-16 & 21-23, then daily May 28 through June 13.

There will be some new excitement coming to the park this summer too. Snake River Expedition, the riverboat ride will open on May 29, 2021. The new addition to the park  will have riders immersed in a journey that will have them performing secret tasks, encountering surprises along the way and avoiding “danger” around every bend according to the press release. 

Finally, the big celebration will end in a big way will take place at the place where it all began, on Cedar Point Beach. The festival will take place from August 6 through Labor Day, September 6, 2021. It will feature a new “dining in the dark” experience, interactive beach games, fire pits, glow games and live entertainment.

You can get more information on all the festivities planned for the 150th Anniversary Celebration including operating hours for Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores Waterpark by clicking here.

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