Cedar Fair Charities Announces Coaster Campout At Parks In Honor Of National Roller Coaster Day August 16, 2015

Boys and Girls Club of America to Receive 100 percent of Proceeds

Aug 06, 2015, 10:25 ET from Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), home to 122 of the greatest roller coasters in the world, announces their first-ever companywide Coaster Campout between mid-August and mid-September. Campers from all over the country will experience camping overnight in a tent underneath the stars as we celebrate National Roller Coaster Day. On top of the thrill of sleeping in the park, guests will enjoy admission into the park, meals, Exclusive Ride Time (ERT) and commemorative memorabilia. 

"Cedar Fair has long been recognized as a leader in the regional amusement park industry for their record breaking roller coasters. Celebrating this special day is our way of saying thanks to the millions of people who have visited our parks including guests who have experienced Cedar Point, known as the Coaster Capital of the World," said Cedar Fair's Chief Operating Officer Richard Zimmerman. "Our parks boast 58 miles of coaster track when added together which is essentially a thousand football fields in length. We encourage enthusiasts to join us during the third shift as we pay homage to all thrill rides on this historic day."  

Park campsites will average $200 each and the site accommodates up to four guests. Each tent, provided by the guest, will be given a 12X12 space. Tickets are on sale now and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Guests may visit the individual park websites to reserve their spot now. Space is limited. Each park will also have camp etiquette and other useful information.

The following theme parks are participating:

All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization Boy & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) through Cedar Fair Charities. For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have changed and saved young lives during the out-of-school time. With more than 4,100 locations, serving nearly 4 million kids and teens each year, Clubs provide a safe place where kids have a positive and enriching experience, putting them on the path to success. 

"Boys & Girls Clubs are redefining the opportunity equation today for America's kids and teens, impacting every community in the country," said Chad Royal-Pascoe, National Vice President, Corporate & Cause Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are excited and grateful for the support of Cedar Fair Charities to further our goals of empowering Clubs and kids to build a pathway that leads to a great future."

About Cedar Fair: Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: "FUN") is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio.  The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world.  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 one of the "Best Amusement Parks in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper. 

About Boy & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at BGCA's Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Cedar Fair Entertainment Company