DETROIT (WWJ) – The search begins! Cedar Point’s Opening Day may still be a few weeks away, but the amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, is currently looking for a Very Important Family (V.I.F.) to help it celebrate the opening of the 2011 season on Saturday, May 14.
Now through April 15, Cedar Point’s biggest and most loyal fans can log on to www.facebook.com/cedarpoint to enter the Very Important Family Contest. Interested guests will have to tell park officials by video why they should be chosen as Cedar Point’s Very Important Family.
The winning family will be invited to help with the ribbon-cutting ceremony that will officially open Cedar Point for the summer on Saturday, May 14. Also participating in the Opening Day Ceremony will be Dick Kinzel, President and CEO of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Cedar Point’s General Manager John Hildebrandt and everyone’s favorite beagle — Snoopy.
Besides the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the winning family will also receive six complimentary tickets to the park on Opening Day, a commemorative photograph of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, preferred seating on the ride of their choice, a Cedar Point gift bag and a complimentary lunch at a Cedar Point restaurant.
To enter, contestants need to create a video explaining why they should be chosen as Cedar Point’s Very Important Family. Participants are encouraged to supply a link to their video. (Videos must be less than 90 seconds in length.) Official rules and regulations can be found on the V.I.F. Facebook tab.
Deadline for entering the contest is Friday, April 15.
Cedar Point officials will select the top videos and post them on the park’s YouTube page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/CedarPointVideos where people will be able to vote for their favorite video. The winner will be determined by the number of “likes” it receives on YouTube and a panel of Cedar Point judges.
Voting will take place from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1.
The winner will be announced on Monday, May 2.
Cedar Point will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 and will be open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5, plus Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 9-11 through Oct. 28-30, 2011.
For more information about the V.I.F. contest, please visit Cedar Point’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cedarpoint)