Cedar Point amusement park on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio closed over the weekend, and will remain shut on Sunday after a water main ruptured and reduced flow of water into the park. Operators of the popular park, which attracts over three million annual visitors, said they hope to reopen on Monday June 9th if repairs are made in time.
"The latest assessment is that the necessary repairs will require several more hours to complete" to restore water service, Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said.
The 364-acre Cedar Point opened in 1870, making it the second-oldest operating amusement park in the U.S. Cedar Point's normal operating season runs from mid-May until Labor Day, and the park is open daily.
A statement on Cedar Point’s website reads:
We continue to work with the City of Sandusky to restore water service to Cedar Point. The latest assessment is that the necessary repairs will require several more hours to complete. Once the water main is repaired, there are additional procedures that must be taken to restore water pressure to all areas on the property, and testing that must follow to ensure the systems are working properly and the appropriate water quality is established.
At this time we have made the decision to keep the park and resort properties closed until Monday, June 9th when – subject to any unforeseen complications – we would anticipate resuming normal operations. As the repairs advance throughout the evening and into Sunday we will provide additional updates.
Park officials apologized and stated they will honor tickets for the past weekend on “any operating day in 2014 where the park is open to the public.”
Cedar Point closed because the lack of water pressure led to safety concerns on water rides, as well as to questions regarding sanitary conditions in the park’s restaurants and bathrooms.
Guests can contact the Cedar Point reservation office at 419-627-2106 to cancel or reschedule reservations.