Opening day for cedar point and canada's wonderland
Why later in Ohio>
From Brandon S
Posted April 3, 2009 at 4:43 PM
Does anyone now why cedar point opens 13 days later than canada's wonderland when wonderland is in a colder location?
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From James Rao
Posted April 3, 2009 at 6:43 PM
I guess it has something to do with the school year. I know Cedar Point works closely with the local school districts to keep things in sync and maximize their summer attendance (and dollars).
But, that's just a guess.
Canadian universities are, with few exceptions, done by May 1. My last exam is the 25th of April, and today is my last day of classes.
It's the school year. CP is open on weekends before Memorial Day, but the last day of school in Ohio is usually in the first week of June. I guess they figure that the hoards of passholders wait for the end of the school year.
Not sure what the schedule is like in Canada.
It actually is opening a week later than usual. Opening Weekend usually is the same weekend as Mother's Day in the US. This year, it's a week later. But the school theory doesn't really match either because schools end June 11 for the Sandusky Schools. So I'm not sure why its a bit later than usual. Of course, then you have King's Island, which is opening April 18, so go figure. :P
My first opening day at Cedar Point was May 6th, 1989, the year the Magnum opened. School ran until the second week of June back then as well, but the park was still open that early. There's got to be another reason for it opening so late, Kings Island as well. They always opened up in the single digit days of April as well, but now it's the 18th.
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