Friday, December 1, 2023

Cedar Point offers new hotel, dining and celebrations for 2022

As Cedar Point continues to build upon its multi-day destination offerings and vision, the park is preparing for the upcoming season by introducing completely renovated and transformed hotel properties, new dining options and the implementation of new touchless transaction technology.

Some of the new experiences coming to Cedar Point in 2022 include:

Concept renderings courtesy of Cedar Point.
Castaway Bay by Cedar Point Resorts

Located just off of the Cedar Point Peninsula, the all-new Castaway Bay indoor waterpark hotel will debut. On each floor, the themes of land, sea and air connect to guest rooms, hallways and interior spaces. A cast of animal characters will be along for the adventure, including Gordy the sea turtle and his many friends.

Throughout the resort, new dining options, new activities like mini bowling and the indoor waterpark, with its 10 attractions, will be offered for families and guests. Castaway Bay is scheduled to open in May.

Concept renderings courtesy of Cedar Point.

Sawmill Creek by Cedar Point Resorts

Surrounded by 200 acres of woodlands and just a short 10-minute drive from Cedar Point, the all-new Sawmill Creek will welcome guests back this summer. Completely renovated and transformed, Sawmill Creek’s 239 guest rooms, 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, new dining experiences, Lake Erie marina, resort pool and 35,000 square feet of flexible indoor event space are all available for casual stays, family vacations, major events or a week-long retreat. Sawmill Creek is scheduled to open this summer.

Guests of Sawmill Creek and Castaway Bay enjoy the benefits of staying at a Cedar Point Resorts property, including Early Entry to Cedar Point.

Concept renderings courtesy of Cedar Point.
The Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill

Located in the heart of Frontier Town, the new Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill will serve a variety of handmade options, including roasted corn ribs, house-made chili, char-roasted flank steak with chimichurri, roasted seasonal vegetables, hushpuppies, cast iron brownie a-la-mode and more. The Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill will also serve a rotating featured item prepared by the park’s culinary team.

The new outdoor seating spaces surrounding The Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill will provide panoramic views of Frontier Town, with Maverick, Town Square, Mine Ride, Skyhawk and the shops of Frontier Town in the distance. A new stage will feature a variety of entertainment at select times throughout the summer.

Derby Dogs & Coasters Drive-In

Situated near right next door to Cedar Downs Racing Derby, guests can bite into custom hot dog creations at the new Derby Dogs. The menu features a choice of jumbo or footlong all-beef hot dogs, a trio of mini hot dogs, or Italian sausage, with custom topping choices of bacon, onions, chili, sauerkraut, avocado halves, cole slaw, jalapenos, tomatoes, shredded cheeses and more.

Over at Coasters Drive-In, one of the park’s most popular dining locations, an interior transformation will debut this season. Improved for enhanced speed of service, Coasters Drive-In will serve handmade burgers, milkshakes and feature a toppings bar for a variety of custom combinations. Coasters Drive-In will also feature rotating sandwich and salad specials with a nod to the diner’s old school theme.

Celebrate Cedar Point Parade & Spectacular

Cedar Point’s history will be visually showcased in the Celebrate Cedar Point Parade & Spectacular. Featuring 12 floats that highlight landmarks or significant moments in the park’s history, the multi-sensory parade will travel up and down the Main Midway, pausing occasionally as characters and performers interact and dance with guests. In addition to the parade, a party will take place in Celebration Plaza with an immersive stage show with live performers, special effects, vibrant costumes and pyrotechnics.

The Celebrate Cedar Point Parade & Spectacular will run June 24 through August 14.

PEANUTS @ The Point

The former Snoopy Boutique along the Main Midway will be reintroduced as PEANUTS @ The Point, a themed shopping spot featuring exclusive PEANUTS wearables, collectibles and park-exclusive PEANUTS merchandise.

Going Cashless

This season, Cedar Point will be exclusively cashless for all transactions within the park and its surrounding properties. The cashless transactions are safe, quick and will significantly improve the guest experience at dining, retail and point-of-sale spots throughout the park. Guests who bring cash to the park can convert it into a prepaid debit card that can be used anywhere — not just inside the park — with no fees.

Summer Events Return

Kicking off the unofficial start to summer, Frontier Festival returns May 26 – June 19. This street festival in Frontier Town is a celebration of hope, health and harvest with live bands, games for the family, character entertainment and more than 20 hand-crafted menu items to taste. Craft brews, spiked seltzers and signature cocktails will complement the wide variety of Frontier Festival foods.

Cedar Point Nights returns to the mile-long Cedar Point Beach July 29 – August 21. The nighttime glow beach party features games, live entertainment and an immersive lakeside dining experience.

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