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November 14, 2003

Cedar Point to Build Year-Round Indoor Waterpark Resort

Sandusky, OH -- Cedar Point will make a big splash with the addition of its new $22 million Castaway Bay indoor waterpark resort scheduled to open in November of 2004. This 51,000-square-foot complex will be a major expansion to the park's existing Radisson Harbour Inn property located at the entrance to the Cedar Point Causeway. The resort will be open year-round.

Castaway Bay Resort Exterior Artwork
Caribbean themed Castaway Bay will be a major renovation to the park's Radisson Harbour Inn.
With a tropical Caribbean theme, guests at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay will feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway Bay will feature 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units that will be refurbished to reflect the festive Caribbean atmosphere of the resort, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with aqua activities for all ages, a pool, day spa, whirlpool spas, exercise room, state-of-the-art arcade, restaurants, retail shop, adjacent marina and space for meetings, group events and birthday parties.

"Castaway Bay will be the perfect complement to Cedar Point's resort properties," says Daniel Keller, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. "Families looking for a quality getaway during any season will now have the opportunity to experience the Cedar Point product year-round. This will be a wonderful and affordable option for vacationers 12 months out of the year."

Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort
Castaway Bay will offer a splashing good time with a wave-action pool, cascading waterfalls, water coaster, slides, activity pools, hot spas and more.
The centerpiece of Castaway Bay will be its elaborate enclosed waterpark with a five-story structure featuring a vaulted wood ceiling that covers a natural setting of palm trees, huts, inland lagoons and plenty of wet and wild water adventure.

The highlights of the huge indoor waterpark will include:

- a rousing 35-foot-high, 520-foot-long water roller coaster that will propel riders uphill using water jets. This unique water coaster will twist its way through the waterpark, shoot outside the resort's structure in an enclosed slide and then spiral back into an indoor splash pool;

- a total of 12 exhilarating water slides in various sizes for sliders of all ages that will provide a rush of excitement for H20 lovers searching for a real thrill;

- a 100,000-gallon wave pool that will generate 3-foot-tall waves which guests can body surf in true "hang ten" style. A cascading waterfall will serve as a scenic backdrop;

- a children's play pool chock-full of slides, tipping buckets, spraying gadgets and sea creature play structures designed especially for kids;

- an action-packed 80,000-gallon activity pool with interactive elements for pre-teen to adult water enthusiasts such as overhead nets, footbridges, floating logs and treasure chests to walk over and maneuver around that test skill and agility;

- a gigantic multi-story interactive play area with more than 100 different elements, including a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket that will drench guests every 10 minutes with a downpour of water;

- two 50-person whirlpool spas - one indoor and one outdoor - where guests can kick back and relax in a calming atmosphere. To get to the outdoor whirlpool spa, guests will simply swim through an opening in a natural grotto formation; and

- a snack bar to satisfy hungry water-goers so there's no need to leave the waterpark for some munchies!

Cedar Point's existing T.G.I. Friday's restaurant will anchor the food offerings, while a deli featuring casual fare and a sit-down family-friendly restaurant will provide different dining options so guests can stay comfortably inside the complex during their visit to the indoor waterpark resort. The Radisson Harbour Inn will be open daily to hotel, dining and conference guests during its renovation phase. Guests can call the Radisson Harbour Inn at 419.627.2500.

Castaway Bay's indoor waterpark will be open only to overnight guests staying at the resort complex. Packages will be offered, and rates will be available by January of 2004. Guests who want to make advance reservations at Castaway Bay can call Cedar Point Resorts at 419.627.2106 beginning today, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Groundbreaking for Cedar Point's Castaway Bay is already under way, and construction will continue throughout the next year. For more information log on to for the latest news.

Castaway Bay artwork courtesy of Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort. All rights reserved.