Cedar Point's 150th Anniversary
The Fun Is Just Beginning
The biggest celebration in Cedar Point's history is upon us. What started as a simple bathing beach in 1870 has grown into a multi-day, American summertime tradition on Lake Erie. For 150 years, Cedar Point has been the backdrop to so many special moments. But it all comes down to one thing - spending time together.
In 2020, we're introducing many ways to celebrate, from a new nighttime spectacular to a river adventure ride for the entire family. You'll find nods to the past, and innovations and changes that signal the future of America's Roller Coast™.
Be a part of this historic anniversary celebration. The FUN is Just Beginning!
2020 Gold Pass, the best way to experience Cedar Point's 150th Anniversary!
Ticket of a Lifetime
An exclusive ticket that can't be found anywhere on Earth! Beginning in February, guests can enter for a chance to win a Ticket of a Lifetime - a ticket that affords them free admission to Cedar Point for the rest of their lives! 150 winners will be chosen throughout 2020 and each winner can enjoy the ride with three select family or friends for a total of four Tickets of a Lifetime per winner. Guests will have the chance to win both online, outside the park and at Cedar Point. Complete details coming soon. Ticket of a Lifetime promotion not open to residents of NY and FL.
Snake River Expedition
Trapper Dan needs your help! Embark on one of his riverboats and be a part of the adventure. Help the crew complete a secret mission, smuggling valuable bounty to safer waters. What is it? We don’t know – and it’s best you don’t ask! Beware of a few surprises, twists and turns around every bend – it’s not always smooth sailing. Snake River Expedition is scheduled to open May 9.
Celebrate 150 Spectacular
It’s a party fit for a sesquicentennial! See the park’s iconic turning points, innovations and moments in this new multi-sensory nighttime parade with over 100 performers and illuminated floats moving to an original score along the Main Midway each night. The Celebrate 150 Spectacular culminates with an epic street party in Celebration Plaza with performances, dancing, pyrotechnics and music throughout the night! The Celebrate 150 Spectacular runs June 12 – August 16.
Food & Beverage
A heaping cup of new and a dash of nostalgia combine for the perfect food & beverage recipe! We’re rolling out the new French Quarter Confections, The Mac Shack mac & cheese bar, an all-new Corral and The C.P. Juice Co., featuring the park’s well-known fruit juice bottles of orange, grape, lemon and apple. But there’s so much more we’re serving, so get your napkins ready – it’s time to dine!
Learn more about Cedar Point’s unbelievable history and see how the park transformed from simple bathing beach to massive multi-day resort destination inside the reimagined Town Hall. You’ll also get a glimpse of previously unseen artifacts that include ride blueprints, logo development sketches, concept renderings, scale models, recreated displays of icons like Jungle Larry’s African Safari, Fascination, breathtaking photography and more.
Pagoda Gift Shop becomes Celebration Central, the hub of 150th anniversary merchandise, special edition collectables and wearables. You can even send a free digital or printed postcard to friends and family, showing them how you’re celebrating our anniversary. Plus, you can start an epic Cedar Point button collection thanks to the new button trading program, and it all starts at the Button Stop right next door.
Anniversary Guest Experiences
A special year brings special opportunities – like the chance to be permanently recognized inside the park with our new Legacy Walk. Pick a brick and become a literal part of our foundation! And remember the Courtesy Corps? You’ll see modern-day versions of these information kiosks throughout the park. We’re also introducting new self-guided history tours, Segway history tours and special anniversary events to celebrate a big reason why we’re still here – YOU!
Bands In Residence
Cedar Point will be soliciting the best bands from across the region and country to join us in a unique Bands in Residence program. Local and regional bands can submit for consideration to share their music and vocal talent with the millions of guests who visit during the park’s Anniversary season. Chosen bands will perform at one of Cedar Point’s live entertainment venues as part of the program. A few lucky bands will open the main stage for the three festival weekends that close out the 2020 season. For more details: Click Here
Share Your Memories
We’re also celebrating the very reason we’re here – YOU, our valued guests. So, we need your help. We want to share your memories and stories. Your reasons for coming to this special place. Your mementos of coming together. Whether Cedar Point is an annual tradition, or you remember coming here as a kid, we want to share your images, videos and stories with the rest of the world.