It's Here: HalloWeekends Returns to Cedar Point This Weekend! - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

It's Here: HalloWeekends Returns to Cedar Point Friday, Sept. 18th!

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) - HalloWeekends returns to the #1 amusement park in America Friday, Sept. 18th.

With the addition of two all-new haunted houses, a mysterious leader of the creatures and three new live shows, HalloWeekends at Cedar Point will take fun and frights to a whole new level.

HalloWeekends will be held on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 1. The park will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays (limited ride availability); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

To make its 13th season the best ever, HalloWeekends combines the park's unmatched collection of rides and roller coasters with a broad assortment of Halloween attractions that range from outdoor scare zones and haunted houses to live entertainment and themed children's attractions. Fall festivities at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort have always featured fun scary by day and scary scary by night.

New this year for HalloWeekends will be:

  • The Overlord, a caped chieftain who will exhort his minions to scare guests at every opportunity;
  • G.A. Boecking's Eerie Estate, a haunted mansion with more than 20 exquisitely decorated rooms of terror;
  • Happy Jack's Toy Factory , a behind-the-scenes look at the world of toys and dolls that will change the way you feel about opening presents for a long time to come; and
  • Three new live shows: The Edge of Madness, The Return of Dr. Cleaver and The Goodtime Ghouls: A Halloween Hullabaloo.

Overall, HalloWeekends will have five outdoor scare zones and four haunted houses inhabited by legions of unearthly monsters lurking in the dark recesses. During HalloWeekends, hundreds of creatures will roam the midway in search of their prey.

But for family fun, the Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade is a "must see." With floats, friendly monsters and marching bands, the colorful parade will be a hit with everyone in the family. The Monster Midway Invasion Celebration will be presented at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting).

Other family favorites will include the Magical House on Boo Hill, the Hay Bale Maze and Planet Spooky and Camp Spooky children's areas. There is also a magician, witches, gypsies, friendly monsters who dance along the midway and the Peanuts Halloween Show and Kids' Costume Contest on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

To create the proper atmosphere, the park does a complete makeover for the start of HalloWeekends. This transformation is completed with an infusion of tombstones, cobwebs, skeletons, spiders, bats, hundreds of corn stalks and bales of straw and tons of pumpkins.

HalloWeekends will be held on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 1. The park will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays (limited ride availability); noon to midnight on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. On Sunday, Oct. 11, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Excluding Sunday, Oct. 11, the outdoor scare zones will be closed on Sundays.

For more information about HalloWeekends, guests can visit the new HalloWeekends.com or call the park's general information line at 419.627.2350.

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