SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Happiness is…
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the lovable PEANUTS characters have brought smiles and laughter to people of all ages for decades. In fact, this summer the group will be celebrating their 60th anniversary. In honor of that historic milestone, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's (NYSE: FUN) 11 amusement parks will host a variety of celebrations on Sunday, Aug. 8.
From family-friendly scavenger hunts and mask decorating to special events and giveaways, the Cedar Fair parks are preparing for a celebration like no other. Additionally, several parks will offer guests a discount on their admission ticket when they bring in a donation for animal-friendly charities and organizations.
"The PEANUTS characters have been a wonderful addition to our parks because they're loved by people of all ages," said Dick Kinzel, Cedar Fair's chairman, president and CEO. "Children are just as excited to meet Snoopy as their parents are. It really makes a trip to one of our parks extra special for families."
Created in 1950 by Charles Schulz, PEANUTS has grown into one of the longest running and most popular comic strips of all time. Since their inception, the PEANUTS characters have been featured in videos, on television, and in their own comic books. PEANUTS-themed rides, shows, and even the characters themselves can be found at Cedar Fair parks across the country.
"Cedar Fair parks are a great destination for families to experience PEANUTS-themed entertainment," said Joshua Kislevitz, Senior Vice President, Domestic Licensing at PEANUTS Worldwide. "We're thrilled that all 11 amusement parks will join us in commemorating the 60th anniversary of Charles Schulz's beloved and iconic comic strip."
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: "FUN") is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six 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, Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, 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.
About PEANUTS Worldwide
Iconix Brand Group, in a joint venture with Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates has formed PEANUTS Worldwide, a new home to the global PEANUTS property and a wide range of other brands including Fancy Nancy, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Dilbert, Hallmark's Rainbow Brite, hoops&yoyo and Maxine, Babymouse, Dirty Dancing, Deadliest Catch, Iron Chef America, Pet Project, Ed Emberley, Poptropica, and Goodnight Moon. For more information, visit http://www.iconixbrand.com/PEANUTS_history.html
SOURCE Cedar Fair Entertainment Company