||SANDUSKY, Ohio, Nov. 3,
Good Grief Charlie
||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. Schulzs 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 parks 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
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 parks 13th scream
machine -- the largest collection of coasters anywhere on Earth.
|With the addition of the rides in Camp Snoopy, Cedar Points 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.
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 Points Camp Snoopy will be one of only a handful of places in
the world where youll 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, Knotts 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
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.
||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 parks
expansion plans for 1999, guests can call (419) 627-2350.