Cedar Point going country in 2009

SANDUSKY Like the characters in the hit song by Alan Jackson, officials at Cedar Point have "G
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Like the characters in the hit song by Alan Jackson, officials at Cedar Point have “Gone Country.”

The amusement park has added a new show, “Got Country,” at the Red Garter Saloon at the park’s Frontier Trail.

The show offers a “rowdy rendition of country favorites,” said Robin Innes, Cedar Point spokesman.

Although the park has offered country tunes before at the Red Garter, the new show has less rock.

“We’re very excited about this particular show because it’s less rock and more country,” said Charles Bradshaw, vice president for entertainment at Cedar Fair. “We’ve kind of gone from country rock to pop country.”

Cedar Fair also has added a piano player and a singer to the Palace Theater in Frontiertown.

The amusement park’s shows this year also will include “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” which features 1950s and early 1960s tunes at the Centennial Theater, which has proved to be “incredibly popular,” Bradshaw said, and “Snoopy’s Big Bow-Wow,” an ice-skating show.

The Extreme Sports Theater by the beach will feature an all-new show, with new tricks, music and choreography, Bradshaw said.

Cedar Point also has announced a new themed, lighted walkway, the Starlight Experience, which will be presented every night. Park officials say it will use more than one million colored LED lights, “Peanuts” characters and themed floats.

“The Starlight Experience will be a very popular addition to the park this summer,” Bradshaw said. “These dramatic light displays will appeal to everyone in the family and will be a wonderful finale to our guests’ day in the park.”