Cedar Fair Announces The Coca-Cola Company As Official Beverage Sponsor
- Expanded Agreement to Extend Across the Company's 17 Properties
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, and The Coca-Cola Company today announced a 10-year agreement, making Coca-Cola Cedar Fair's "Official Refreshment Beverage" of its parks beginning January 2013.
The new agreement includes product offerings and fully-integrated marketing and sponsorship opportunities designed to maximize marketing collaboration and activation. Coca-Cola beverages will be made available to park guests throughout Cedar Fair's regionally dispersed network, which encompasses 11 amusement parks, 6 waterparks and 5 hotels, including Cedar Point, which has been voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 15 consecutive years. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase the beverages at a broad array of venues throughout the parks, including restaurants, mobile carts and vending areas. Products will include Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero™, PowerAde® and Dasani® bottled water, along with energy drinks, teas and juices.
"We are thrilled to be partnering exclusively with The Coca-Cola Company," said Bob Wagner, Cedar Fair's corporate vice president of strategic alliances. "We look forward to developing a comprehensive alliance which enables park guests to create memorable moments with their family and friends while enjoying Coca-Cola's iconic brands. We welcome the opportunity to take our relationship with The Coca-Cola Company to the next level through new marketing initiatives and products which will be debuted next year."
Through the agreement, Cedar Fair and Coca-Cola will co-develop and introduce comprehensive marketing initiatives which will capture the attention of guests through a broad range of mediums, including property specific programs and campaigns tailored specifically to regional preferences. In addition, Cedar Fair and Coca-Cola will launch a fully integrated joint campaign, targeting broader audiences through social media, TV, radio, internet and cinemas.
"We are excited by the opportunity to expand our relationship with Cedar Fair and refresh guests with our broad array of brands," said Stefanie Miller, group vice president of strategic partnership marketing, Coca-Cola Refreshments. "We look forward to leveraging our brands, programs and resources to enhance the guest's experience when they Open Happiness with a Coca-Cola during their next visit."
About Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
This news release and prior press releases are available online at www.cedarfair.com.
Contact: Stacy Frole: (419) 627-2227
SOURCE Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
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