Cedar Point will remained closed until Monday due to a water main break. The water main broke Saturday morning, and the city is working to repair the system.
Cedar Point is an amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. It holds the world-record for 72 rides, and is the only amusement park in the world with four roller coasters taller than 200 feet. Its newest roller coaster, GateKeeper, opened in May 2013, and it is one of the main attractions of the park. Cedar Point runs from mid-May until Labor Day, but it was closed over the weekend because of a water main break on the main line supplying water to Cedar Point. The park closed because of a lack of a reliable water source, which poses safety risks. Closing the park is a precautionary measure.
Cedar Point released this statement Saturday evening:
"We continue to work with the City of Sandusky to restore water service to Cedar Point. The latest assessment is that the necessary repairs will require several more hours to complete. Once the water main is repaired, there are additional procedures that must be taken to restore water pressure to all areas on the property, and testing that must follow to ensure the systems are working properly and the appropriate water quality is established. At this time we have made the decision to keep the park and resort properties closed until Monday, June 9th when–subject to any unforeseen complications–we would anticipate resuming normal operations. As the repairs advance throughout the evening and into Sunday we will provide additional updates. We recognize that this situation has caused many of our guests to be disappointed. We are sorry that this has happened. All Cedar Point tickets will be honored on any operating day in 2014 where the park is open to the public. Please visit cedarpoint.com for additional updates and information."
Cedar Point has reached out to hotel guests in the area and has also suggested guests use their tickets at Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora or at Kings Island in Cincinnati. Tickets originally purchased for Cedar Point are also valid at Wildwater Kingdom and Kings Island.
Guests who purchased Cedar Point tickets will be disappointed to find out that the park has closed until Monday due to water main issues. However, they are permitted to use their tickets at two other parks.
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