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Cedar Point Nights Features Beach Fun and New VR Coaster Experience

Sandusky, OH, USA (July 12, 2016) – Cedar Point Nights is about to take over with nighttime activities for everyone in the family for 31 days and nights from July 15 through August 14.

In addition to live shows, attractions and world-class thrills during the day, there’s more to enjoy at sunset:

Extended Park Hours
When the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t stop. Cedar Point will be open until 11 p.m. weeknights and until midnight on Fridays & Saturdays during Cedar Point Nights. Dive on the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in the world, Valravn, in the dark. Or see the skyline from up above on the Sky Ride. The park’s rides and coasters also come to life with state-of-the-art vibrant LED lighting.

Beach Blast
The summer celebration spills out onto the Cedar Point Beach every night from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Guests can kick back and relax next to fire pits while enjoying live music from the Toes in the Sand Band. For those looking to enjoy dinner on the beach, freshly-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase just steps away.

Lakeside Clambakes
Every Friday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., those looking to satisfy their craving for seaside treats will enjoy the Lakeside Clambake, featuring fresh clams and shrimp served with corn cobbettes, potatoes and sausage, all steamed together in a clambake bag. The meal includes one clambake bag as well as all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cookies, Toft’s ice cream and Coca-Cola beverages for only $25 plus tax. Guests can enjoy the buffet only for just $16 plus tax (does not include seafood).


Beach Glow Party
Beginning at 9:30 p.m. and lasting until park closing, the beach transforms into a multi-sensory experience, including massive color-changing inflatable lighted sculptures and glow cubes, plus glow-in-the-dark beach games for guests to challenge each other. A live DJ will set the mood with popular hits and requests. There’s also a “silent disco,” where guests can literally dance to their own chosen music style with the help of wireless headphones broadcasting several different genres.

Master fire performers will dazzle and amaze with pillars of flame, whirling snake torches and blazing hula-hoops in performances for all ages. And each night just before park closing, guests can kiss the night goodbye with an awesome fireworks display.


Luminosity – Ignite the Night
The Celebration Plaza stage comes to life at 9:30 p.m. with Luminosity, Cedar Point’s nighttime music spectacular. A cast of 30 performers showcases current and classic hits, high-energy choreography and aerial acrobatics right above the midway. If that’s not enough, the show also features pyrotechnics and dramatic visual elements. Luminosity is daily except on Tuesdays.

Movies on the Beach
For a more relaxed evening, guests can enjoy movies on the beach right in front of Cedar Point’s classic beachfront Hotel Breakers. Newly-released and fan-favorite movies start nightly at 9:15 p.m.


Virtual Reality Takes Flight
Experience Iron Dragon like never before! Guests will have the opportunity to wear virtual reality headsets and ride Iron Dragon from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Even though the track layout is the same, guests will enjoy a fully-animated video in their headset with a 360-degree view of the virtual surroundings. While the ride is in motion, the animation closely matches the movements of each car for a riding experience like no other.

Iron Dragon in virtual reality is a beta test only. Guests must sign up at the park each day to participate. Availability is limited. Reservations begin at noon near Iron Dragon’s entrance every day during Cedar Point Nights.

For complete information on all the activities during Cedar Point Nights, including places to stay right on the Cedar Point property, guests can visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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