Top 10 Cedar Point news stories of 2015

Cedar Point’s 145th was the year of transformation. We asked the fans to help us pick the top stories of 2015. Here are the results.

10. Cedar Point holds first Brew and BBQ event

To the delight of beer connoisseurs everywhere, Cedar Point held its inaugural Brew and BBQ event in May. The beer sampling and barbecue event proved popular in its first year and will be back in 2016.

Brew and BBQ

9. Cedar Fair, Erie County team up for sports complex deal

In May, a plan was announced to create a $24 million youth sports complex at the former Griffing Airport site in Sandusky, which Cedar Fair purchased and donated to the project. The project is expected to be a big economic boost to the region.

Sports Complex

8. LeBron James brings 5,000 Akron kids and their families to Cedar Point to mark annual I PROMISE Family Reunion

The NBA superstar brought his annual I PROMISE Family Reunion to Cedar Point in August. At the event, James announced a partnership with the University of Akron that would give free tuition for at-risk children involved with the LeBron James Family Foundation.

LeBron James

7. Cedar Point increases security at park entrances

Cedar Point increased security over the Fourth of July weekend, inspecting bags and using hand-held metal detectors. The new security measures continued occasionally through the end of the season.


6. Rougarou first ride auction raises $126,000 for LeBron James Family Foundation

Cedar Point’s partnership with LeBron James has proved to be very profitable for the NBA superstar’s charity. An auction and private party celebrating the park's new sit-down coaster raised $126,000.

Rougarou First Ride Auction

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