‘Cedar Level 150 Years: The Enjoyable Is Simply Starting’ explores the park’s wealthy historical past, from its legendary curler coasters to its unforgettable meals.
SANDUSKY, Ohio — 2020 was alleged to be a giant yr at Cedar Level because the park was planning to have fun its 150th anniversary season.
However the COVID-19 pandemic modified all that.
Though the 150th anniversary celebration has been delayed till 2021, Cedar Level continues to be honoring the achievement with the discharge of a brand new e-book that particulars the park’s prolonged historical past.
“This e-book is devoted to the followers,” it says on the primary web page of Cedar Level 150 Years: The Enjoyable Is Simply Starting. “The chums, households, aunts, uncles, co-workers, dad and mom, grandparents, cousins, kids and park associates. With out your love and appreciation for this particular place, we might not exist. Thanks. Right here’s to a different 150 years of summertime enjoyable on Lake Erie.”
The e-book begins with a powerful timeline that showcases how the park has developed from Cedar Level’s first summer season in 1870 by with 48 vital milestones highlighted by the many years. What follows are 14 chapters that provide a historic glimpse on the park with greater than 300 pictures – a lot of which have by no means been printed earlier than.
Among the many high highlights? Followers will respect idea artwork for the next rides:
- Prime Thrill Dragster
- Avalanche Run (later up to date to Catastrophe Transport)
- Millennium Pressure
- White Water Touchdown
- Magnum XL-200
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There’s additionally a number of “Then & Now” options scattered all through the e-book with side-by-side photos depicting how the park has modified from particular vantage factors, together with a snapshot of the Predominant Halfway and the transformation of Mantis into Rougarou.
Are you a fan of nostalgia? Cedar Level’s e-book has you coated there, too, with recollections of rides and points of interest from yesteryear – together with Jungle Larry’s Safari Island, the Pirate Trip, Jumbo Jet, the aquarium and Berenstain Bears. HalloWeekends followers may even be thrilled to know the extinct Completely satisfied Jack’s Toy Manufacturing facility haunted home and the favored parade each get some love within the e-book.
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However Cedar Level’s e-book isn’t simply concerning the park’s iconic rides. There’s a give attention to meals, reside leisure, the water park and Lodge Breakers. The legendary cheese-on-a-stick and fresh-cut fries each get a full web page devoted to their iconic standing — which leads us to the subsequent neat characteristic…
The e-book additionally pinpoints random information all through its pages like these:
- 5,730 kilos of cheese are used at Cedar Level each season for the signature cheese-on-a-stick.
- Every season, the park makes use of 188,750 kilos of potatoes for the well-known fresh-cut fries – that’s 95 tons!
- Greater than 100 tons of nuts and 568 tons of metal have been used to construct Magnum XL-200.
Cedar Level 150 Years: The Enjoyable Is Simply Starting concludes with a take a look at issues to return – together with the brand new Snake River Expedition boat journey, which was alleged to debut this summer season however was delayed till the 2021 season as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
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NOTE: Video above is from Dec. 11, 2019 earlier than the park delayed the brand new journey till 2021.
“The brand new Snake River Expedition is a hybrid of types,” the e-book teases in its remaining web page. “Just like the Western Cruise and Paddlewheel Excursions which have gone earlier than it, Snake River Expedition makes the connection to the previous with a cushty, serene cruise round Journey Island in the course of the park. However you received’t simply discover corny jokes on this iteration. A mix of reside actors, animatronics and also you, the rider, make Snake River Expedition a journey not like some other at Cedar Level. It’s applicable for all ages, so it’s an important place to create new moments for the entire household.”