SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this Friday, Sept. 14, everyone's favorite fright fest returns to Cedar Point for a 16th season! During daylight, families can enjoy parades, costume contests, plenty of treats and tamer tricks. By night, the park falls under a more ominous shadow as more than 300 creepy characters are unleashed throughout the peninsula. For seven weekends, those who dare can experience 10 spine-tingling walk-through attractions, live shows and more in addition to nearly 70 thrilling rides on America's Roller Coast! New this year is the Eden Musee' Wax Museum and Chamber of Horrors, a chilling throwback to the historic attraction housed at Cedar Point from 1918 to 1966. In a forlorn corner of Frontiertown, the museum's owner has died and his children have taken over, using their own haphazard methods for creating wax figures that don't always stand still. Guests will see the nightmarish assembly in the boiler room and hear the cries for help in the Chamber of Horrors!
- Skeleton Crew— An exciting spectacle of acrobatics and aerial acts taking place throughout the day in Cedar Point's new Celebration Plaza!
- The Goodtime Ghouls: A Halloween Hullabaloo— An energetic musical revue featuring a mix of rockabilly, swing, pop and disco in the Good Time Theater.
- Gypsy Fortune Tellers— Find out what's in the cards for you as you venture into Frontiertown.
- Charlie Brown's Funtime Frolics— Join Charlie, Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang for music, stories and spooky surprises.
- The Magical House on Boo Hill--- Whimsical illusions await at every corner in the topsy-turvy house just outside the Blue Streak roller coaster.
- Monster Midway Invasion Celebration— Friendly monsters and characters take over the Cedar Point Main Midway with dancing, parade floats and music every day at 4 p.m.
- PEANUTS™ Halloween Show and Kids' Costume Contest— Bring your little pirates and princesses for pre-school competitions at 2 p.m. and grade-school competitions at 2:45 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in the Blue Streak Plaza.
- Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic— Step right up for amazing illusions and jaw-dropping suspense!
Enter if You Dare:
- Eden Musee'— The wax museum's longtime owner has left his children to run the family business their way, with disastrous results.
- Cut Throat Cove— Meet the motley crews of sunken ships, left scavenging on the shores for more than 150 years in Frontiertown.
- Blood on the Bayou— Who knows what's lurking in the murky waters of the lagoon? Watch out for the swamp's primitive inhabitants, who don't look kindly on company.
- Maniacal, Mechanical Screamworks— Step into a metallic world of science fiction full of gadgets, gears and hollow screams.
- CarnEvil— The crazy clowns and sideshow freaks are always recruiting, whether or not you're a willing participant.
- Club Blood— This is nightlife like you've never known. Let the intoxicating sights and sounds captivate your senses, but don't let the bloodthirsty dancers get too close…
- CornStalkers— Make your way through a twisted maze of terror, where someone is always watching.
- Eternity Infirmary— Pack your bags carefully— once you check into this hospital, you won't be checking out.
- Edge of Madness: Resurrection--- Come to the Red Slaughter Saloon for 80s rock with a dark side.
- Fear Faire— A maze of medieval mayhem!
For guests who just can't stand the suspense any longer, Cedar Point now offers a way to speed through the line on HalloWeekends attractions. The new Fright Lane, exclusively for HalloWeekends, offers front-of-the-line access for one visit through the Eternity Infirmary, Cornstalkers, Eden Musee´, Eerie Estate and Club Blood, as well as unlimited visits through Fear Faire, Blood on the Bayou and Cut Throat Cove. Fright Lane is available at all admission gates, resort front desks and front gate carts, as well as at Pagoda, Cedar Creek Trading Company and online. Tickets do not include park admission.
During HalloWeekends, Cedar Point will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays; 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays from Sept. 14 through Oct. 28. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. For more information about Cedar Point's HalloWeekends or to purchase tickets, visit cedarpoint.com/halloweekends. Save up to $10 per ticket by buying online!
SOURCE Cedar Point