Ohio’s 2 big theme parks reveal what’s in store for 2017

Cedar Point in Sandusky and Kings Island near Cincinnati will have several new features next year

This photo provided by Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, shows the theme park’s new Rougarou roller coaster. The floorless coaster has a werewolf theme. It’s one of a number of new attractions at theme parks around the country this summer. (AP Photo/Cedar Point)
This photo provided by Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, shows the theme park’s new Rougarou roller coaster. The floorless coaster has a werewolf theme. It’s one of a number of new attractions at theme parks around the country this summer. (AP Photo/Cedar Point)

(AP) – Ohio’s two big amusement parks are mixing a little surf and snow into their new plans for the coming year.

Cedar Point in Sandusky announced Thursday that its Soak City water park is getting a makeover complete with new slides and a new name. The renovated water park will open next year as Cedar Point Shores with a new six-slide tower.

Cedar Point’s hotels are adding new rooms, too.

Kings Island near Cincinnati is bringing back its holiday-themed WinterFest celebration this year. The event will feature ice skating, shows and a few rides. The park’s Eiffel Tower will be turned into a giant Christmas tree.

The park previously announced it is building a new wooden roller coaster for 2017.

Both parks are owned by Ohio-based Cedar Fair.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s