Once again Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is having water problems. It started last evening when a water main supplying Cedar Point failed. The park closed early Saturday evening. Since then Cedar Point has been posting news updates on their website (please note that the statements are in reverse order, with the most current ones at the top of the news feed):
UPDATE 7/31/16 7:45 a.m.
The City of Sandusky continues to repair a water main break near the park. Cedar Point will open today at 10:00 a.m. for all guests. There is no Early Entry for Platinum Passholders or Cedar Point Resorts guests today. In addition, Soak City Waterpark will not open today. Please check back for the latest updates.
UPDATE 7/31/16 12:45 a.m.
Soak City Waterpark will not open on Sunday, July 31. In addition, there will be no Cedar Point Early Entry at 9 a.m. More information will be posted here as soon as it's available.
At approximately 7 p.m. tonight, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky quickly responded and is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park will be closing early tonight.
We will have more updates for guests right here as soon as they become available. "
Cedar Point is constructing a large water tower in a "backstage" area in the center of the park, near an older, much smaller water tower, but I don't know if it is completed and functioning or not. I also don't know if it would have made any difference in this situation, but at least they are going to open the park today (Sunday) even though Soak City, the water park separate from the amusement park, will not be opening.
I find it a bit ironic that Cedar Point, which is nearly surrounded by Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, has had a series of water-related closures in the past few years. Hopefully the construction of the new water tower shows that they are addressing this problem for the future.
Cedar Point has always seemed to put guest safety first, so the fact that they are opening the park today, even without Soak City on a popular weekend in the summer, says that they are confident that they have sufficient resources to handle the situation safely.
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