SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point guests will have the opportunity to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Sunday, Aug. 29 when the eight-horse team will visit the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.
This will be the third consecutive year the Clydesdales have appeared at Cedar Point.
Highlighting the day will be a parade along the park's Main Midway beginning at 2 p.m. The Clydesdale will travel along the midway from the Sky Ride to the front of the park before ending at the Wicked Twister roller coaster. The Clydesdales will also be on display near the Wicked Twister from 1:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-3 p.m. During this time, guests will be able to see the eight-horse team harnessed for the parade and placed into position.
These beautiful horses stand six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh between 1,800-2,300 pounds! The horses wear horseshoes that are more than 20 inches long and weigh approximately five pounds. Each day, the Clydesdales consume 20-25 quarts of whole grains, vitamins and minerals as well as 50-60 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water.
A dalmatian rides on the coach next to the driver as part of a tradition of being a companion to the horses.
Clydesdales are a powerful breed of draft horses, originating in the Clyde Valley of Scotland. They are known for the distinctive feathery hair on the lower parts of their legs above and behind the hooves.
In 1933, August A. Busch Jr. and Adophus Busch III gave a six-horse hitch of champion Clydesdales to their father to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition. They now serve as mascots for the Budweiser brand and make frequent appearances at special events around the country.
Cedar Point will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Operating hours will vary. The park will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 12 and will be the headquarters for the Revolution3 Triathlon. The park will also host HalloWeekends 14 on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 31.
For more information about Cedar Point and the Budweiser Clydesdales' visit to the park, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park's General Information Line at 419.627.2350.
SOURCE Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort