Conneaut Lake Park Seeks $300K to Open for Season

Conneaut Lake Park has in hand none of the $300,000 in working capital its managers say they want to prepare the park to open, but its executive director says the amusement park it will open as planned May 22. “I have $150,000, which would be sufficient to open the park,” Mark Turner, executive director of the Trustees of Conneaut Lake …

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Hotel Breakers Reopens with Modern Look, Nod to Past

Cedar Point’s historic Hotel Breakers, one of the oldest and largest hotels in Ohio, reopens next month with fewer rooms and a new, modern look. Cedar Point is in the final, frenzied weeks of a massive remodel of the aging lakefront inn, which opened in 1905, when most guests arrived by boat. Source:

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Whats New at Kings Island in 2015

Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig has a message for park enthusiasts this season: Come for the thrill rides, stay for the food and family attractions. The Mason amusement park’s world record-breaking roller coaster Banshee will continue to be the biggest draw this season, Helbig said. The $24 million ride became the world’s longest inverted steel coaster when it debuted last …

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Dorney Park to Build Permanent Structure for Haunted House

Dorney Park is planning to bring more scare power to its fall Halloween Haunt attraction with a permanent haunted house. Dorney representatives told South Whitehall Township planners Thursday about the proposed haunted house, which will be built near the Steel Force rollercoaster. The plans call for a one-story, 3,200-square-foot building with a sidewalk, queue lines and a service drive. It …

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PETA Plans to Protest at the Home of New SeaWorld CEO

Less than two weeks after taking on the post of chief executive of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., Joel Manby can expect a harsh welcome from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal rights group, which has been criticizing SeaWorld’s treatment of trained killer whales, plans a protest in front of Manby’s Georgia home Saturday. Source:

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