Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. is the owner of an amusement park in Michigan, Ohio, and elsewhere in the United States. It plans to invest between $175m and $200m to improve the guest experience at its parks for the 2022 season, a report said.
Cedar Fair operates 13 properties that include 11 amusement parks and four separate outdoor water parks. There are also resort accommodations with more than 2,300 guest rooms and 600 RV sites. Cedar Fair has parks in Ohio, California, and North Carolina.
According to the report, The Sandusky, Ohio-based operator amusement parks, waterparks, and immersive entertainment stated in a news release that next year’s highlights include the reopening two newly renovated resort properties — Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Hotel and Sawmill Creek By Cedar Point Resorts — at Cedar Point, Virginia; a new theme area at Kings Dominion, Virginia; and the 50th Anniversary celebration at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati.
Cedar Fair said that it will “introduce a number of new and upgraded dining venues, and expand its festival and event calendars in order to provide something for everyone throughout the year.”
Cedar Fair‘s president and CEO Richard A. Zimmerman stated in a statement that the plan for investing up to $200m in company properties was “based on positive trends and our renewed faith in the recovery of Cedar Fair.”
Cedar Fair stated in the release that consumer research continues to “increase the importance of food and drink” to customers’ experiences. As a result, it is “investing aggressively in this category.”
It stated that it will “upgrade and expand F&B (food & beverage) facilities across its portfolio. New chef-inspired restaurants will also be opening at multiple parks. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of signature menus and beverages that appeal to their desire for unique tastes and experiences,” the report added.
Cedar Fair already has 20 chefs on its park team in 2021, according to the release. According to the release, capital investments in 2022 will “improve the capabilities and technologies of the parks’ food delivery and preparation systems.”
According to the report, the following improvements have been made for Ohio’s two largest amusement parks:
- Cedar Point: Castaway Bay‘s “reimagined” will feature new guest rooms and other amenities. Sawmill Creek will undergo a complete renovation, including new dining options, upgrades to the golf course, and outdoor amenities. It will also have an improved convention and meeting area. Castaway Bay, Sawmill Creek, and the new Sawmill Creek will be available before the 2022 summer season. Cedar Point‘s entire entertainment lineup returns in 2022, with Cedar Point Nights at the beginning of the season and Cedar Point Nights during the summer, and the Celebrate Spectacular parade in the fall.
- Kings Island: Limited-time events, improved food offerings, and live entertainment will be part of the park’s 50th-anniversary celebration. In the coming months, more details about the park’s 50th anniversary will be announced.
There were no updates for Michigan‘s Adventures in Muskegon County on the west side.