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Cedar Point SANDUSKY, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1998

Good Grief Charlie Brown!

New for 1999!
Camp Snoopy Cedar Point amusement park/resort announced plans today to introduce Camp Snoopy, a major multimillion dollar family playland based on the most widely read comic strip in the world, Charles M. Schulz’s PEANUTS, for its 1999 season. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Schroeder will thrill children and adults alike in this new area packed with rides and attractions themed around the world-famous PEANUTS characters.

With this announcement, capital expenditures at Cedar Point in 1999 will top $25 million, the largest investment in the park’s 128-year history. In addition to Camp Snoopy, plans for next year also include two previously announced projects: the Hotel Breakers expansion called Breakers Tower, which will feature a 10-story wing of 230 rooms and suites; and improvements at the Cedar Point Marina highlighted by a floating pier system and other significant upgrades.

Located across from the Gemini roller coaster near the back of the park, Camp Snoopy will showcase seven new rides geared toward young families. The centerpiece attraction will be an exciting 38-foot-tall family roller coaster, the park’s 13th scream machine -- the largest collection of coasters anywhere on Earth.

With the addition of the rides in Camp Snoopy, Cedar Point’s ride total will climb to 67 -- more rides than anywhere else in the world. Camp Snoopy will also feature six other rides, a miniature trolley ride, an outdoor theatre, invention learning center and interactive play elements -- all themed around the PEANUTS

Camp Snoopy and the PEANUTS characters will make their debut at Cedar Point when the park opens to the public on Sunday, May 9, 1999.
The Peanuts Gang at Cedar Point.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the PEANUTS characters to Cedar Point and introduce them to our guests ‘in person’ next season,” said Don Miears, executive vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “Snoopy is one of the most recognizable comic figures in history and is adored by people of all ages ... from 2 to 92! Cedar Point’s Camp Snoopy will be one of only a handful of places in the world where you’ll be able to see these popular characters come alive.”

Richard Kinzel, president and CEO of Cedar Fair, L. P., which owns and operates Cedar Point and four other amusement parks, added, “Camp Snoopy will be an ideal addition to Cedar Point. We are committed to adding attractions that focus on the family experience, and Camp Snoopy and the PEANUTS team will provide an incredible adventure for our younger guests.” Another Cedar Fair, L. P. park, Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, Calif., opened the first Camp Snoopy in 1983.

Charles M. Schulz created the PEANUTS characters almost 50 years ago. PEANUTS is the most widely syndicated comic strip appearing in more than 2,600 newspapers each day in 75 countries.

“We are delighted to expand our amusement park program in the United States and to be working with Cedar Fair, L.P., a leader in the industry,” commented Liz Murphy, executive director of U.S. licensing at United Media.

to Snoopy.com United Media (www.comiczone.com) is the information and entertainment company that develops and markets 150 comic strips and editorial features worldwide. United Media Licensing represents a variety of properties including PEANUTS (snoopy.com), SNOOPY BY EVERHART, DILBERT, NANCY & SLUGGO, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MIFFY, WALLACE & GROMIT and PBS. United Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The E. W. Scripps Company.

For more information on Cedar Point, Camp Snoopy and the park’s expansion plans for 1999, guests can call (419) 627-2350.

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