Cedar Point to Celebrate PEANUTS' 60th Anniversary

Posted Jul 29th, 2010 by Cedar Point  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


For 60 years, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the PEANUTS characters have brought happiness to people of all ages. Cedar Point will be celebrating this milestone with special PEANUTS-themed events for eight days, beginning Sunday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort.

All week long, guests who donate to “Helping Snoopy’s Friends” will receive a discount on admission. Those who bring in dog or cat treats, cat and dog toys, canned cat food or chewable rawhides will be able to purchase a ticket for $35.99, a $10 savings. All donations will be given to the Humane Society of Erie County (Sandusky, Ohio).

Guests will also be able to compete in the PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt by identifying PEANUTS-themed images. Three winners will be selected from the correct entries to receive a Family Four-Pack of Cedar Point tickets, a $100 shopping spree in the Snoopy Boutique or a Cedar Point gift bag. Entry forms can be obtained at the Guest Services Booth at the front of the park or the Town Hall Museum in Frontiertown and online at cedarpoint.com.

On Sunday, Aug. 8, the “unofficial PEANUTS 60th anniversary,” Cedar Point will open at 10 a.m. with guests and employees singing Happy Birthday to Snoopy. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will be able to stop at Camp Snoopy to sign his birthday card and to decorate their own Snoopy mask.

At 1:45 p.m., there will be a Snoopy Walking Parade, as the PEANUTS characters will visit Kiddy Kingdom and Planet Snoopy. The parade will end at the entrance to Planet Snoopy at 2 p.m. with Snoopy opening his giant birthday present. Attending guests may even walk away with a surprise.

Snoopy and the PEANUTS characters first appeared at Cedar Point in 1999 with the introduction of Camp Snoopy.

For additional PEANUTS fun, the Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters, a special breakfast with the PEANUTS characters, will be served at the Midway Market from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8. The PEANUTS characters will greet guests and visit each table for pictures and hugs. (The Breakfast Buffet with the PEANUTS Characters will also be served on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 21-22.)

For more information about Cedar Point and the PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Week, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.

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