Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, was closed on Saturday morning, due to a broken water main that supplied the park with water. Reports said that it will be closed until June 9, Monday.
Park officials called their employees and told them to stay at home until further notice.
According to park officials, crews were working feverishly to bring back the water supply to the park. After the water main gets fixed, crews will have to do additional procedures to ensure that the park can operate normally, since water is needed for the park’s restrooms, concession stands, and water rides.
Cedar Point will REOPEN on Monday, June 9! And there’s a special ticket offer when you visit this week. Details: https://t.co/K4v2DY9sDq
— Cedar Point (@cedarpoint) June 8, 2014
Cedar Point officials announced that they will be accepting all tickets on any operating day in 2014 when the park reopens its doors to the public.
REMINDER | Cedar Point and Soak City will remain closed on Sunday. When they plan to reopen: http://t.co/CGPAXqO0JH pic.twitter.com/71Bqx1ADyc
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) June 8, 2014
Many of the visitors arrived at the park, not knowing that it was closed. Roger and Debbie Balderas, and their daughter and her friend, drove four hours from South Bend, Indiana all the way to the amusement park only to be disappointed. “This was our vacation,” Roger said.
Debbie had to wait in line for an hour just to get a refund, and although they got a refund, they still had to pay for a nearby hotel.
The amusement park released a statement on their website saying, “We recognize that this situation has caused many of our guests to be disappointed. We are sorry that this has happened.”
Cedar Point is said to be the biggest amusement park in the United States as measured by the number of attractions and rides. They get over 3 million visitors yearly, which makes them the most visited amusement park in the state of Ohio.
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