SANDUSKY (WWJ) – Cedar Point is making waves in 2017, by opening a new water park!

The amusement park announced Thursday its plans to transform Soak City into the brand-new, 18-acre Cedar Point Shores Water Park.

With a nod to its lakeside surroundings, Cedar Point Shores will feature three completely new water attractions, upgraded food and merchandise locations and more. All-new amenities will be added for guests to enjoy the one-of-a-kind setting on beautiful Lake Erie and Cedar Point’s mile-long beach.

New attractions coming ashore in 2017 include:

• Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for an amazing water rush.

Artist rendering of Cedar Point's new water slide Point Plummet (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Artist rendering of Cedar Point’s new water slide Point Plummet (Courtesy Cedar Point)

• Starboard Surge & Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.

• Lakeslide Landing – a new family splashground with 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck area.

Artist rendering of Lakeslide Landing at Cedar Point's new water park (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Artist rendering of Lakeslide Landing at Cedar Point’s new water park (Courtesy Cedar Point)

The water park’s existing slides and attractions will receive makeovers as well, with most receiving new names highlighting the unique beachside location.

For food lovers, the new Crystal Rock Café will cook up delicious food items like: fresh-baked flat breads with caprese or buffalo mac & cheese; farm stand salad options like crispy chicken BLT, Asian chicken and chicken Caesar; pesto-glazed grilled chicken sandwiches; fresh-breaded chicken tenders; cheeseburgers; bratwurst; waffle fries; tater tots and more.

Cedar Point Shores will also boast a completely new main entrance, a new poolside bar, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade, improved landscaping and unobstructed views of Lake Erie.

Updated cabanas on either side of the massive 500,000-gallon wave pool will be the perfect place to relax for large groups or families. Upgrades include free Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, TVs and dedicated food and beverage service.

In addition to the new water park, Cedar Point is also making enhancements to its overnight accommodations.

In 2017, Breakers Express will transform into Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, adding 69 new rooms to the popular overnight haven. All guest rooms feature two queen beds and will be completely renovated with new bathrooms and bedding, mini fridges, microwaves and connecting family suites for additional time to spend together.

Artist rendering of Cedar Point’s new Express Hotel (Courtesy Cedar Point)

Artist rendering of Cedar Point’s new Express Hotel (Courtesy Cedar Point)

In the center of the property, a new splash pad and an outdoor courtyard featuring conversational living spaces will join the whimsical swimming pool and relaxing deck area. Construction on Cedar Point’s Express Hotel is already in progress and will last throughout the winter.

The Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point’s signature hotel, is also growing. Fresh off of a complete renovation in 2015, an additional six-story tower will be added to the beachfront property. The new tower will match the beautiful exterior of the existing hotel and will house 158 guest rooms with many of them configured as connecting family suites. A new outdoor pool area will also make its debut alongside the tower. Construction on the addition will begin after Labor Day and will continue through the 2017 season. It will open to new guests in time for the summer of 2018.

Also making its debut in 2017 will be the previously-announced Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center. Located approximately three miles from Cedar Point, the state-of-the-art youth sporting complex will feature multiple fields for soccer, baseball and lacrosse. It will also provide fun for families who attend tournaments, like miniature golf, a ropes challenge course, trampoline structures and more.

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