Cedar Point closed

Lost weekend, Cedar Point shutdown no day at the park
Tom Jackson
Jun 7, 2014

A major water main break forced Cedar Point to close Saturday, ruining what seemed to be a perfect day for going to the amusement park.

When it became clear repairs would continue for hours, Cedar Point officials announced late Saturday the park will remain closed until Monday.

Blue skies lured thousands to the park. Law enforcement officers rushed to major intersections to head off as much traffic as possible, but vehicles snarled roads leading in and out of the park for a couple of hours Saturday morning.

Sandusky city engineer Aaron Klein said a 16-inch cast iron main that supplies water for Cedar Point broke between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday under the parking lot at Cedar Point. City workers were summoned to the scene.    

Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said when park officials realized they would not be able to get the water the park needed, they decided for health and safety reasons to close the park.

City workers labored for hours on the break, but it wasn’t something that could be quickly fixed, Klein said.

Early Saturday afternoon, they were vacuuming water out of a hole in the parking lot so they could see the break, Klein said.

He said there’s more at play than just fixing the pipe. Cedar Point will have to refill its water towers, and the water will have to be tested to make sure it is clean, Klein said.

At 7 p.m., Klein reported the pipe had been fixed and the city was filling up the hole again and preparing to test water pressure. About a half hour later, he reported the fix survived the tests and the line now appeared to be fine.

The fix came too late for Cedar Point officials, who decided to eliminate further uncertainty by closing the park until Monday.

At 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Edwards emailed a statement announcing the park will remain shut down Sunday.

“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,” Edwards said.

At this time we have made the decision to keep the park and resort properties closed until Monday, June 9 when — subject to any unforeseen complications — we would anticipate resuming normal operations,” he said.

Earlier Saturday, Edwards said some early arrivals, season pass holders and guests at the amusement park’s hotels, had made it into the park at 9 a.m. when word came the park would be shut down.Without running water, park officials believed they had little choice but to close the park.

Electronic signs on Kinzel Causeway leading the park flashed the news the park had closed.

Sandusky police chief John Orzech was at home cutting the grass when his phone rang with the news.

“I thought, oh boy, better get in,” he said.Orzech said signs were put up on major roadways warning the park had closed.

Despite the efforts to warn visitors, many got the news too late. A huge traffic snarl ensued as disappointed visitors tried to leave.

Orzech said he got in to work at about 10:30 a.m. and the traffic had largely been cleared by about 12:15 p.m.

Lt. Richard Braun, of the Sandusky Police Department, said the department did everything possible to cope with the traffic.

“We called a couple of guys in. An emergency’s an emergency,” Braun said.

He said Chief Orzech and assistant police chief Phil Frost both helped direct traffic.

“It’s not something a chief and assistant chief typically do,” Braun said.

Other law enforcement agencies in the county were notified, and they helped, too, Orzech said.

Edwards said as far as he knew, it was the first time the park had closed unexpectedly since the big blackout in 2003.

The news the park had closed was especially bitter for travelers who came a long distance for a weekend at America’s top roller coaster attraction.

Roger Balderas, his wife Debbie, daughter Sebbie and a friend of their daughter, residents of South Bend, Ind., arrived at a Port Clinton hotel Friday night and discovered the pool was closed.

Their summer vacation became even worse after they arrived at Cedar Point.

“We had won free tickets to Cedar Point and I lost them,” Debbie Balderas said. “So we had to go buy tickets.

They arrived at the park early Saturday morning. 

“We were happy we got a good parking spot,” she said.

Then they were told the park had closed.

Mrs. Balderas said she stood in line for an hour at guest services to get her money back.

“Then it took us an hour and a half to get out of Cedar Point,” she said.

They noted that although Cedar Point gave them their money back, there was no refund from the hotel.

“This was our vacation,” Roger Balderas said.

The family spoke to a reporter as they waited to go through the Ghostly Manor haunted house on Milan Road in Perkins Township. 

Perkins police asked Ghostly Manor to announce on its electronic sign Cedar Point had closed, said assistant manager Rick Baumler. The attraction complied, flashing, “Cedar Point closed today. Make alternate plans”

Business was heavier than usual Saturday, as tourists who couldn’t go to Cedar Point came in, he said.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, which maintains a visitor center on Milan Road, spent the day telling tourists about other attractions such as Ghostly Manor and the Merry-Go-Round Museum, said Joan Van Offeren, the agency’s executive director. Lake Erie Shores & Islands also took to Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about other tourist options in the area.

“We’re lucky to have plenty of choices,” she said. “I know it’s not the same”

Edwards did not offer an estimate for how many people were turned away Saturday, saying the park doesn’t release those numbers.

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First post and updates, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Update: Cedar Point will be closed Sunday, according to a release from Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards. Check sanduskyregister.com for updates. Edwards said repairs to the water main will require several more hours. The park is expected to open Monday, he said. All Cedar Point tickets will be honored on any operating day in 2014 where the park is open to the public, Edwards said.

Update 4:55 p.m. — Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said the decision of whether Cedar Point will be open Sunday has not yet been determined. Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites and Lighthhouse Point will be closed Sunday.

Update 4:30 p.m. — Cedar Point will be closed today due a water main break that cut off water service to the peninsula, park officials announced this afternoon. 

The Cedar Point Resorts properties, which include Hotel Breakers, Sandcastle Suites and Lighthhouse Point, will be closed through Sunday.

Guests can contact the reservation office at 419-627-2106 to cancel or reschedule your reservation.

Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort and Breakers Express, both of which are located outside the park near Cleveland Road at the Causeway entrance, remain open. 

Early this morning, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park is unable to open today. All guest tickets will be honored on future dates this season. Please visit cedarpoint.com for the latest updates.

Update 12:05 p.m. — Residents along the Cedar Point Chaussee also are being impacted by a water main break this morning that closed Cedar Point, Sandusky city engineer Aaron Klein told the Register, and the extent of the break in the water line is still being determined. 

"It's an old cast iron pipe. It might be a crack that can be repaired with a sleeve (over the broken area) or it might require more extensive repairs," Klein said. 

A city work crew is already on  the scene, Kelin said. The break occurred about 200 feet past the toll booths at the end of the causeway.  

It's not clear when the park will be able to re-open. The water main break leaves the park without adequate fire safety supply of water and without supplies for restroom and food services. 

Original post, 10:37 a.m. — A water main break has Cedar Point officials scrambling on a peak day of the early season. 

Cedar Point officials made the following announcement. 

"Early this morning, the City of Sandusky experienced a water main break on the main line that supplies water to Cedar Point. The City of Sandusky is currently working to repair the system. Without our normal water supply, and due to safety concerns, the park is unable to open today. All guest tickets will be honored on future dates this season. Please visit cedarpoint.com for the latest updates."

A few guests got inside the park at 9 a.m. because they are season pass holders or staying at the park's hotels, but they were informed that the park would have to close, spokesman Bryan Edwards said. 

"As soon as we found out about the water main break, we started closing the park," he said. "We posted announcements on our website and on our social media channels."

Edwards said that as far he knew, it was the first time the park had to close unexpectedly since the 2003 blackout that hit much of the United States.

Employees were being called this morning and told to stay home and await further notice. 

Check back here for details as they become available.

Comments

From the Grave

Closed again today? Ah! What a beautiful Sunday!

Nor'easter

Maybe it's time to reconsider the admissions tax. It should be immediately raised to 8% and ALL monies be earmarked for new infrastructure.
I wonder how today's loss of revenue compares to what an admissions tax would have cost CP?
And with the aging infrastructure, this could happen again at any time.

richrs

An admission tax would not cost CP anything as thier role is to collect the tax from patrons of the park. The only one that is out in a situation like this is the city from lost tax revenue.

Nor'easter

Time to pass 8% Admissions tax and fix infrastructure. 26,000 cars x 4 people x $39.99 a ticket + $40.00 in park is actually a revenue loss of $ 8,318.960.00 in lost revenue and that is probable a very conservative estimate. I think I read in their annual report that the per person in park spending was over $ 50.00 per person. If that is true, the lost revenue would be at least $9,358,960.00 for today. Need I say more? That is almost FOUR TIMES the current total of admissions tax per year paid by tourists to Sandusky Annually. It is time for Cedar Fair to ask the city to raise admissions tax and solve this issue.

Nor'easter

UPDATED $ COST for Saturday and Sunday Closing of Cedar Point due to deferred infrastructure replacement in Sandusky.
Time to pass 8% Admissions tax and fix infrastructure. With 26,000 cars x 4 people x $39.99 a ticket + $40.00 in park is actually a revenue loss of $16,637,920.00 in lost revenue and that is probably a very conservative estimate. I think I read in their annual report that the per person in park spending was over $ 50.00 per person. If that is true, the lost revenue would be at least $18,717,920.00 for today & tomorrow. Need I say more? That is almost EIGHT (8) TIMES the current total of admissions tax per year paid by tourists to Sandusky Annually. It is time for Cedar Fair to BEG the city to raise the admissions tax and solve this issue.

fotobug

That's gonna create one huge traffic mess.

Rusty of Sandusky

I just heard on my way back into town from WalMart. It was the lightest traffic I've seen in a while on the 250 corridor.

eightballcuet1

Cleveland Rd east of the causeway is a nightmare.

MJKSON44

I bet you any money they have City of Sandusky workers over there fixing it. CP is quick to call for help from SPD SFD and street crews but sure doesn't want to help out the city at all.

WeThePeople1965

CP can't do much to help out Sandusky. Not only do they have to devote their employees to visitor safety, but I'm sure that there's laws against it because of city/state ordinances. The city HAS to help CP as far as infrastructure goes, because it's within their city limits.

Retiredfirefighter

We the people if you actually knew what you were talking about i would agree with you, but you have no clue what you are talking about. The only infrastructure cedar point has is police and fire. The fire department is just big enough to handle ems and fire calls no bigger then a grass fire. If they get anything bigger they call in SFD. They have a good police department and if needed they help out both the city and perkins township if they get calls that take more manpower then they have. As for water lines those are installed and maintained by the city water department because cedar point does not have its own water department. So please know what you are talking about before opening your mouth.

WeThePeople1965
bnjjad

Pay their taxes. Hire locals for full time jobs (not including seasonals). Donated money to the police department. Supported the schools for the football field.

Yep sure don't help out the city and its residents.

JohnDorian12

Help the city??? If it weren't for CP there would be no Sandusky....it's not CPs fault that city officials don't know what they're doing..

Curley

I agree with JohnDorian 12 if it weren't for Cedar Point there would be no Sandusky. The people who live here can't help that the city fathers can not get along with people and keep the fire stations open and not closed

ladydye_5

The article says the main line that supplies from Sandusky into Cedar Point. Why wouldn't City workers be working on it? It is the city's line. It is not IN Cedar Point.

Babo

The line is completely on Cedar Point property and thus any repairs and regular maintenance should have been the responsibility of CP the property owner.

It appears to me that the original Press Release is false in that the line is the main line on CP property and therefore their property and not the city's property. Unless maybe CP wants to surrender their parking lot revenues to the City.

rippedhippy1

It all depends on which side of the meter the break is on. Not property lines.

Babo

Really? Where I live the meter is on my house but I have to repair any leaks under my lawn from the main line on the road. I won't have to pay for the water lost before the meter but I do have to repair the pipe.

rippedhippy1

Glad I don't have your water service! So, are you also expected to find the nearest water valve upstream of your break, and shut it off, cutting off all water service to everyone downstream of you until you fix the break? I'm pretty sure my town would take a dim view of me doing that. Or maybe they just charge for repairs.

Babo

Of course if the line breaks I call them but I get charged for the repairs just as I had to pay to have the line from the "tap" at the street to my house installed.

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DEEPsix

Cp is worse thing the north coast could have. They aka cedar fair have manipulated the tourism for over 75 yes and they have eliminated growth economically. George R.told me one day when I mowed their lawn about CP and cedar fair which he created. He said Never live up here unless u work for us... The factories will leave. Be on our team or don't live back here. "

Retiredfirefighter

deep six just please shut up

jazzbo

deepsix-

That's a ridiculous statement.

FalconBall

If the water main breaks in front of your do you dig or call?

Babo

The property line didn't break in front of CP property but on their property, specifically under their parking lot after passing through their toll gates. Therefore maintenance of the pipe and repairs of the pipe are the responsibility of the property owner, i.e. CP.

Retiredfirefighter

MJK those water lines are maintained by the city. Cedar Point does not have it's water department. They have their own fire department but it is not big enough to handle any fire bigger then a brush fire.

yea right

CORRECTION: CP has it's own water dept.. and electricans and painters and wood workers.. the plumbing under the midway is at least 100 yrs old..and NO diagrams to show where it goes..some how it gets to Hotel Breakers ..where the orginal part of the park was..wow ppl get you stories straight here..btw this comes from the plmg dept..

Blue.Streaker

QUICK, MATT:

Figure out how this is the fault of Tom Stierwalt or Mike DeWine.

You can do it. We're all counting on you.

Matt Westerhold

I'm betting it's DeWine, for sure. Rest assured, Blue.Streaker, the Register will keep you informed. 

Blue.Streaker

Well as long as you're working weekends, how 'bout identifying the moron in the gorilla suit.

Babo

Think the SPD already has him in custody. https://jail.eriecounty.oh.gov:8...

CAST THE FIRST STONE

At least you admit your bias...

Matt Westerhold

I was being facetious, Cast

FlyBoy86

+1

JMOP

Never heard of Cedar Point closing before. Is this the first time?

WeThePeople1965

Good question. SR, is this the first time?

looking around

read the article it says once before when the blackout occurred.

WeThePeople1965

That wasn't there before.

Matt Westerhold

The East Coast great American electrical black-out in 2003 closed the park, according to Bryan Edwards, a park spokesman.  

JMOP

Thanks for the reply Matt.

I don't remember Cedar Point closing, but I sure do remember the heat and the three days of blackout then.

lunchtime 175

in response to the person that says Cedar Point does not help Sandusky, look at all the people they hire from Sandusky plus all the tax money that is given to Sandusky from Cedar Point before you say they do nothing for Sandusky.

JohnDorian12

Agreed ^^^^

Curley

Agreed

Dwight K.

No it's not the first time

ISPSP

Wow! Really? I was thinking this was a first... Do you know the details of other closings? This is interesting.

whattheBucks

blackout 2003, hit the whole east coast...it was obamas fault

ISPSP

Sheesh! I forgot about the Blackout.... Me so silly!

Curley

the blackout started in Cuyahoga County.

deertracker

This is going to be a very, very, very long day for a LOT of people.

ISPSP

You should see the Meijer store.... It's crazy, people getting refunds, buying beach towels.....

Anyone have any idea how many people go to CP on an average day?

whattheBucks

roughly 40,000 + / - peeps on a day like today

ISPSP

My spouse had a great idea, if only we ran the Jet Express.... The Jet should have jumped on the twitter and social media platforms to offer discounted tickets to the islands if they mentioned seeing the offer on Twitter/social media... But alas, we don't!

Wald

It's Obama's fault.

Wjones44

I agree.

thinktwice

Understandably it's a Sandusky main, but for the sake of PR it's Cedar Point, Ohio when things are great, and Sandusky, Ohio when things are not.

Tourist

"Sorry folks, Wally World is closed!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

deertracker

LOL! Now that's feeling entitled!!!!!!!!!!

LookingDown

Sorry folks the moose should have told you

Ben Crazy

Leave the gorilla alone . He has a Right to voice his opinion! Besides i think its TOO FUNNY!!!

Darwin's choice

With all the attention the gorilla has recieved, there will probably be 25 of them at bike week today.
It's like all the attention the media gives to morons, someone has to be the biggest fool! obama come to mind?

obama/failure

holysee

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holysee

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Filibuster

Maybe it's time to reconsider the admissions tax. It should be immediately raised to 8% and ALL monies be earmarked for new infrastructure.
I wonder how todays loss of revenue compares to what an admissions tax would have cost CP?
And with the aging infrastructure, this could happen again at any time.

deertracker

It sure can. When will people wise up? All of America needs updated!

FalconBall

This idea of punishing visitors for your city's lack of routine maintenance and budgeting is just like the small town that decides to balance the budget by ticketing every out of town license plate that they can pull over each day. Eventually word will get out that guests are not welcome unless they pay your way. That will result in people finding a more visitor friendly community. Without tourism Sandusky could easily be a ghost town. I enjoy my visits - hope you find your way with all that we give you on our visits.

Babo

The lack of routine maintenance and budgeting is the fault of CP as the line break occurred on their property.

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2cents

Time to loop their supplies, water, gas, electric, sewer. After the blizzard of 78 and the final straw was the electric grid shutdown all along the Erie coast, I opted for stand alone standby power at my facility with 1000 gal of propane to run it for a while : )

pntbutterandjelly

So goes C.P. so goes Sandusky's prosperity. I wonder how much money C.P. brings into Sandusky's business coffers in a given season?

deertracker

LOTS and even lots more today.

Fibber Mcgee

If the water pressure was below 20psi , don't they have to test it and wait 24 hours? If this was asked before sorry..

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lovebug3053216

the city has been working on it so cool down everyone. It is not like you cant survive without CP!

lunchtime 175

Cedar Point should have a free day for people that were turned away and especially people from long distances away that came for the day and found out the park was closed. Would be great if the park did something for its dedicated customers that showed up but had to leave.

holysee

Think of the shareholders! Oh the horrors!

puddin95

I think we will be o.k.

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lovebug3053216

I agree!

Truth or Dare

TIME TO RAISE THE ADMISSION TAX! FYI; C.P. doesn't, nor does any other business which is required to collect it, pay the admission tax. I, WE, the patrons pay the admission tax when WE purchase a ticket, an entrance fee. Put it on the Nov. ballot, I'll vote for it in a heartbeat!

God Of Thunder

What surprises me most is that A Kline and Borsick answered their phones...lol

Nor'easter

Time to pass 8% Admissions tax and fix infrastructure. 26,000 cars x 4 people x $39.99 a ticket + $40.00 in park is actually a revenue loss of $ 8,318.960.00 in lost revenue and that is probable a very conservative estimate. I think I read in their annual report that the per person in park spending was over $ 50.00 per person. If that is true, the lost revenue would be at least $ 9,358,960.00 for today. Need I say more? That is almost FOUR TIMES the current total of admissions tax per year paid by tourists to Sandusky Annually. It is time for Cedar Fair to ask the city to raise admissions tax and solve this issue.

Maggdi

Seems you're pretty good at math. Try this one: An hourly wage earner making $15 an hour pays how much in withholding working in the city of Sandusky Ohio, claiming zero deductions, is a property holder and a consumer? When anybody sits down and honestly figures out what the entirety of their tax bills are, it's astonishing. 20% withholding (SS, Fed.,State, City), property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, utility 'fees', vehicle registrations....
So when someone begins to suggest that because something went wrong that more money needs to be taken from taxpayers I get a little concerned that there will never be enough to solve the woes of the world

Nor'easter

For many years, taxes on heavy industry( personal property taxes and payroll income taxes) provided for infrastructure maintenance. With the offshore movement of heavy industries from Sandusky and the elimination of personal property taxes (on equipment and inventories in factories, and rides at Cedar Point) we are no longer funding streets, water mains, sewer separation and tree removal. When the primary industry changed to tourism, the taxes were not shifted to the tourists. We are seeing the cost of failing to use an adequate admissions tax paid by the tourists today. A total loss of revenue for 2 days for Cedar Point because of a water line that was installed at the end of the Korean War 60 years ago. The loss of gross revenue to Cedar Point for 2 days is more than 2 1/2 TIMES what the admissions tax would be for a year @ 8%. Just think if this break was the main line coming out of the water plant and we had to cancel BIKE WEEK and close all the businesses in the area. Are you willing to risk all this?

I

Or maybe it's time for Cedar Fair and the Chausee residents to consider beginning the process of annexing into Huron Township and taking their tax dollars with them. What would happen to the city if that were to happen...wouldn't be pretty. Be careful that you don't kill the golden goose!

Restless1

I bet we could trace the problem to Bush who did not provide enough money to lay new pipes.

freethinker1

I agree.

Wjones44

Lay pipes

Truth2u

They will be under a boil alert for some time.
I wonder if the Health department will demand as they do others to flush and sanitize their fountain drinks, water fountains, ice machines MUST be cleaned, and I believe hot water tanks or all holding tanks. Will CP have to get them inspected and approved before using any of these things like other public food businesses?
State law mandates free fresh drinking water in public places, will this mean CP has to provide bottled water since the fountains will not be operational until they are cleaned and inspected?

k4syth

I thought the park was open tomorrow, just not the resorts...

Truth2u

Update 4:55 p.m. — Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said the decision of whether Cedar Point will be open Sunday has not yet been determined.

I

Channel 5 says CP will be closed until Monday.

God Of Thunder

Stuff happens.. Aging infrastructure, bad timing. Believe me those guys are out there working their a**** off trying to get this fixed.. It was unfortunate timing. No one wants to be out there for hours on end on a beautiful day like today. These are the same guys who were out there all the time in this last sh**** winter fixing the same water breaks. Everyone knows the loss of revenue that is coming with this disaster..

Nor'easter

Are you willing to repeat this scenario every few weeks? The cost of maintaining facilities for tourists need to lie with the tourists. If you choose to use the facilities, you would pay the 8% admissions tax. An increase is desperately needed to avoid repetitive closings.

FalconBall

Same logic as the small town Keystone Cops that pull over every out-of-towner to pay the village budget. The tourists are paying by going to all the establishments, that pay taxes, that would not exist in Sandusky if it were not for tourists. A restaurant manager told me many of the chain eateries only make a profit 2-3 months a year - enough profit to remain open the rest of the year. Sandusky would be a ghost town without tourists.

Babo

Do you object to paying sales tax of anywhere from 7-7.5% on any purchases made in various jurisdictions too? Do you object to the 8% Admissions tax you paid to attend any event in Cleveland at the stadium or the ball park?

Park Admissions fees are not subject to sales tax like many other services and goods. The reason the state legislature exempted admissions fees from sales taxes was so that the communities in which large recreation complexes such as amusement parks, sports stadiums etc. that have to support the infrastructure for a large influx of people would receive the admissions tax directly instead of having to split the sales tax with the county and state.

FalconBall

In Cleveland the tax seems to used to update the very facility I attend an event at not to pay for other operations in the city. I would expect to pay for the facility I am using but CP only ask for roads, sewer service (fee charged) and water (fee charged) from the city. Obviously this is a different arrangement than the Indians, Cavs and Browns have with the city of Cleveland.

Babo

The Admissions tax in Cleveland is not used to maintain the facilities but is used to maintain infrastructure such as public roads, bridges, safety services etc to accommodate the influx of visitors. Again you do not pay sales tax on Browns tickets but an Admissions tax. Similarly you do not pay sales tax on Cedar Point tickets but an admissions tax of 3% which goes into the city's general fund to help pay for the influx of 40,000 + visitors a day (doubling of the population) and the damage caused by that traffic to roads, infrastructure such as bridges and city services.

Upgrading facilities is the responsibility of the owner of the facility in this case Cedar Point. The facilities include the underground utilities on their property. In this case the water line that broke was on their property and thus the break and lack of maintenance should be the responsibility of CP. Quit blaming the City for CP's neglect of their own property.

Ralph J.

All guest tickets will be honored on future dates this season. Many guests came from out of state and planned the visit to CP for weeks. How do you compensate guests who drove for hours and paid for gasoline to get to CP?

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pete643

The city of Sandusky sucks. Water mains have a predictable life span and the city should have replaced this water main before there was any chance of failure. I'm actually surprised there is not a redundant main serving the park.

What are they doing with the admission tax they are collecting? The first thing they should have done with the money is ensure that city utilities serving the park are in good condition. To risk a major failure like this to their cash cow and the only reason Sandusky is on the map is totally irresponsible. How much revenue is being lost, maybe 15 to 20 million dollars? And some in Sandusky want the admissions tax raised to 8% when they are not spending the money wisely that they are already collecting. To rely on only one very old water main to serve the park shows that the city is incompetent and not doing required maintenance. That main should have been replaced years ago.

Cedar Point should consider being annexed into Huron Township and giving Sandusky the raised middle finger.

worddrow811

Maybe the tourists should drive to Sheldon's and see the original entrance to Cedar Point that is located in Huron Township. they can go see the Huron Boat Basin, the Boat-launch on the river, stop at the Pied Piper, take a walk along the mile-long pier, go swimming at Nickle Plate beach,($5.00 parking fee) and walk the bike path to Fabens Park and back. there is a Dairy Queen at Commerce Plaza, many places to eat, drink and be merry before getting gas to return home. Huron is a Great Lake Place.

Babo

Yes let them succeed and the City can then charge a lot more money for utilities and maybe even a toll for the causeway unless of course Kinzel wants to pay for it since his name is on it.

sugar

Nickle Plate is filthy, I'm sure the young people want to walk Sheldon's Folly, visit the boat basin, the park then go to Pied Piper! Weeee! No access to the islands. What places to eat? Didn't Amarones relocate here? LMAO.

Dr. Information

How dumb are people these days wanting CP to fix all of Sandusky's problems. Lol.

Restless1

Weather wise, it's a lousy day anyhow.

topcop1991

The post about the CP existance is correct. Without CP, there is NO Sandusky!

lunchtime 175

Its better than they stayed closed today so the water lines in the park could be cleared of any air and dirt particles from the main line getting replaced and everything tested to make sure the water was good to drink for park visitors and food prep, etc. Plus the water towers at Cedar Point needed to be filled to capacity, etc. The parks decision was the right one and hope all visitors understand why they made the decision.

KURTje

FalconBall, sadly most any small town makes their operating $$ ticketing out-of-towners. America is much different from a few decades ago.

hard2believe

Sugar, maybe your kids can only be entertained by visiting an amusement park but lots of kids enjoy what Huron has to offer. Obviously you havent been here but there are nice restaurants in Huron. Stay in Sandusky :)

WhatTheHeck

I would like to Thank the city of Sandusky employees and our water departmnt for a great job getting the water main fixed in record time. I was at commissioners meeting last night and poor Mr. Klein looked like he needed a pillow! I am just courious who is paying for this one, seeing how the city does not have money for our streets or keep fire station 7 open.