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Cedar Point – Halloweekends

Point’s fall festival of fright is here, and family fun is lurking
around every corner! From The Great Pumpkin Fest to Haunt, the
spectacular 20th year of HalloWeekends is set to delight and scare beginning Friday night, Sept. 16.
event kicks off with “last rites” and rides given on Mean Streak, the
park’s massive wooden roller coaster. The ride will be open
from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 with a special ceremony and
funeral procession to the Dead Rides Cemetery at 7:30 p.m. All guests
who ride Mean Streak on Friday night will also receive a special
souvenir and other prizes as the park pays tribute to this
wooden rattler.
To celebrate 20 years of fear, HalloWeekends features the following new additions to the event:
  • The Great Pumpkin Parade – Starring everyone’s favorite Peanuts™ characters, this all-new
    experience celebrates the 50th Anniversary of “It’s the
    Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and brings it to life with colorful
    floats, silly characters and the most famous beagle of them all, Snoopy.
    Guests can watch the parade every Saturday and Sunday
    at 4 p.m., weather permitting.
  • New Skeleton Key Rooms
    – Guests can kick their fears up a notch with five all-new rooms,
    located along the Frontier Trail. Inside, they’ll encounter intense
    haunted experiences that are not for the faint of heart. Access to the
    Skeleton Key rooms is granted with the purchase of Fright Lane, giving
    guests one-time, front-of-the-line access to all
    haunted houses. 
  • Blood Drums
    – Located in front of Giant Wheel, this new show is percussive,
    and impressive! A cast of talented drummers uses items usually found in
    a junkyard to create high-energy percussive music that’s blazing with
    bass and thrashing with major rhythm, blood and sweat.
The thrill of HalloWeekends is so much more. As a nod to the 50th Anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,”
the daytime fun of The Great Pumpkin Fest is back again and
bigger than ever. Popular favorites for kids return, like Franklin’s
Tractor Trek – a hay bale course where they can use their pedal power to
race each other on miniature tractors; Linus’ Mummy
Pit – a foam pit that’s just like a bubble bath, but without the water;
Trick-or-Treat with the Peanuts – kids can meander through Kiddy
Kingdom for sweet treats; and The Magical House on Boo Hill – a
not-so-haunted house with fun surprises around every corner.
that’s not enough, even more daytime fun awaits with Count
Snooptacula’s Kids’ Costume Contest, Pig Pen’s Pumpkin Painting, Charlie
Brown’s Coloring Zone, Sally’s Craft Corner, Marcie’s Monster Mash Bash
dance party and drive-in movie showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin,
Charlie Brown” at Joe Cool’s Dodgem School each evening.
Activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest are available Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
night when the sun sets during HalloWeekends, the park takes on an
entirely sinister feel as fog creeps through the intricate structures
of popular rides and coasters. A highlight of the nighttime atmosphere
is The HalloWeekends Great Pumpkin Spectacular. The whimsical faces of
carved pumpkins burst to life in this special display of more than 1,000
pumpkins, most of them hand-carved and positioned
along the Top Thrill Dragster Midway.
If being scared is the order of the night, guests will experience the rise of evil when
HAUNT begins with “The Call of the Scare” in Celebration Plaza
every Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The creatures from the
park’s six outdoor scare zones, including Cut Throat Cove, Tombstone
Terror-tory, Blood on the Bayou and more, come together
for a conjuring of evil before they’re set loose to their domains.
park’s six indoor mazes are also set for mortal visitors. Back for its
second year, Slaughter House will induce tears and screams
as guests walk through its hallways lined with slotted walls and
animals looking for fresh meat. Zombie High School, G.A. Boeckling’s
Eerie Estate, Hexed, Eternity Infirmary and Eden Musee round out the
lineup of haunted attractions.
live entertainment that can only be seen during HalloWeekends is back,
including the extremely popular “Skeleton Crew” show.
Aerialists, contortionists and high-wire walkers combine with
high-energy music and lighting for an experience the family will not
want to miss. “Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic,” “Spooky Shenanigans” and
“The Edge of Madness” are also ready to rock the senses.
getting scared and spooked, guests are sure to conjure up an appetite.
Unique dining experiences are available, like Boeckling’s
Banquet, set in the hallowed halls of the G.A. Boeckling’s Eerie Estate
haunted house. Featuring menu items like filet mignon and succulent
seafood, it’s a fine dining experience guests won’t want to miss!
around the corner from Boeckling’s Banquet and inside Joe Cool Café,
guests can enjoy the Night of the Living Fed all-you-can-eat
buffet. Menu items include fried fowl, gory pasta salad, baked brains
& cheese, spaghetti & eye balls and more.
Banquet is available on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30
p.m. Night of the Living Fed is available Saturdays
at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Advanced purchase is recommended for both dining
more, the park’s rides and coasters are ready for screams of a
different kind, including the new, world-record-breaking Valravn
dive coaster. Everything from the swinging maXair to the Cedar Point
& Lake Erie Railroad and even Planet Spooky’s pint-sized thrillers
are open for guests to enjoy. (Limited ride availability on Friday
sharing terrifying experiences with friends, why go home? Cedar Point’s
Hotel Breakers and Breakers Express are offering the Ultimate
HalloWeekends Package. This money-saving offer provides a 60-percent
savings off of gate pricing and includes a two-night stay, free Friday
night admission plus all-day admission for Saturday and Sunday with
Early Entry and Cedar Point parking for all three
days. Reservation information and additional package options available
or by calling 419-627-2106.
is open every Friday night from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 11
a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
through October 30. On Sunday, October 9, special hours will be 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m.
visit to HalloWeekends can be free with the purchase of a 2017 Season
Pass. All new 2017 Season and Platinum Passes include one free
fall visit valid any single operating day through October 30. Plus,
additional visits in the fall are just $14.99 each for all new 2017
Season Passholders.
For complete information on The Great Pumpkin Fest and Haunt, guests can visit

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.