Wednesday, July 3, 2013

FREE @CedarPoint Admission for Military 7/4 - 7/7 + WIN FREE Admission for 4 - GIVEAWAY ENDS 7/12 (CLOSED)

Cedar Point prepares for 4th of July Fireworks and salutes Armed Forces with FREE Admission for members of the Military...

Chris Linder of Zambelli Fireworks places mortar tubes along the beach on Tuesday, July 2, in preparation for Cedar Point’s Fourth of July fireworks, which will ignite the night beginning at 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the 4th of July.

Employees from Zambelli, based in New Castle, Pa., will fill the mortar tubes with more than 1,500 shells, which are wired to a firing board. The set-up for the show involves more than 200 man hours over several days.

In addition to its famous fireworks show, Cedar Point will salute the U.S. Armed Forces July 4-7 by offering free admission to all active, retired or honorably-discharged military members with valid ID. Members of the Armed Forces can also purchase discounted tickets for their immediate family members for $39.99, saving $15.

Make sure to ride The Gate Keeper...
And while at Cedar Point, make sure to ride the park's newest attraction, the Gate Keeper. This mammoth ride is the longest wing roller coaster and boasts the longest drop of any wing roller coaster on the planet!

The Gate Keeper features a track that dramatically flies above the main entrance of the park, passing over arriving guests with rolling flyover maneuvers – twice, sliding by buildings and narrowly slotting through new front gate portals for near-miss excitement. Elements of the ride include:

• Wing Over Drop – once riders crest the top of the lift hill, the coaster train will rotate 180 degrees to the right, turning riders upside down before plummeting toward the ground at speeds of more than 65 mph!

• Immelmann – a maneuver where riders enter a half loop, go through a half twist and curve out in the opposite direction from which they came

• Camelback – riders will fly over a giant, 105-foot-tall camelback hill that will be filled with “airtime!”

• Giant Flat Spin – a hair-raising 360-degree flip that will provide two different ride experiences for guests on each side of the train

• Zero-G-Roll – a flying element that takes riders through two support towers that will dominate Cedar Point’s new Main Entrance

• Inclined Dive Loop – a tight, 180-degree turnaround pushes riders through an overbanked turn and rockets them back towards the station

• 360° In-Line-Roll – an element that will take riders extremely close to the new massive support towers while flying over guests entering the park below

• Camelback Drop – a quick drop that will help propel the train and its guests through the rides final thrilling element, the spiral

• Spiral – GateKeeper’s track rotates a wicked 360 degrees before bringing the coasters train back to the ride station

Read my review of The Gate Keeper from my trip back in May for Mom Bloggers Day to Cedar Point

For more information on Cedar Point’s 4h of July festivities, military discounts, Cedar Point's newest ride The Gatekeeper, and more activities happening this summer, visit

Cedar Point's Gatekeeper Roller Coaster
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