Cedar Point unveils new ‘Shores’ water park due in ’17

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Cedar Point is reinventing its Soak City water park, adding rides, dining options and a brand new name: Cedar Point Shores Water Park.

The Sandusky, Ohio-based theme park announced its renovation Thursday to the 18-acre water park, expected to open in 2017. A specific date was not released.

“Big waves are coming in 2017,” officials said on the park’s website. “(The park will feature) three completely new water attractions, upgrades to food and merchandise locations, new cabanas and so much more.”

Perhaps the most thrilling addition is Point Plummet, a six-story body slide that will simultaneously send four riders down side-by-side tubes, in a nearly vertical free fall when a floor drops from underneath.

Nearby, two five-story slides will send up to two riders along an enclosed tunnel full of drops and turns.

For little splashers, Cedar Point will offer a Lakeside Landing area with 12 kid-sized water slides that lead into the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool.

“(It gives) kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck area,” officials said.

When it’s time to dry off and take a break, Shores will offer the new Crystal Rock Cafe featuring anything from flat breads and salads to waffle fries and cheeseburgers.

If park-goers need more relaxation, all-new cabanas ringing the wave pool will offer free Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, as well as food and beverage service.

The park will have a new entrance gate and a pool-side bar, new changing rooms, more lounge chairs and shade, officials said.

To complete the experience, designers will be sure the park allows for unobstructed views of neighboring Lake Erie.

More information, including picture renderings of the park, are available at the theme park’s website, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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