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Snake River Expedition Nearing Completion

Although it remains uncertain when Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, will be able to open its gates, the park is still preparing for the upcoming season by sharing a picture of the new boat ride for 2020: Snake River Expedition.

Work continues on one of the new scenes of our new Snake River Expedition ride, a family friendly experience. When it opens it will feature live actors mixed in with animatronics throughout a variety of scenes. The boats were built specifically for Cedar Point, and anyone can ride them. That includes babies, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Everybody.

Guests will become part of the story aboard Snake River Expedition – a nod to the park’s former Western Cruise and Paddlewheel Excursions boat rides. They will embark on riverboats scientifically designed for exploration and adventure and travel along the winding Snake River that surrounds Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island and the world’s first 300 foot (91 m) tall coaster, Millennium Force.

Led by a member of Trapper Dan’s crew, they’ll be asked to help complete a secret mission that has them smuggling valuable bounty to safer waters. Live actors, special effects and exciting twists and turns will meet you around every bend.

This new addition is a way for Cedar Point to honor its past while celebrating the park’s 150th anniversary season.

“We wanted a ride experience that wasn’t just a recreation of rides that have been in the lagoon in the past,” said Jason McClure, Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point. “We wanted to add to the story that we’ve been telling in the last couple years, the story last year at Forbidden Frontier. If you participate in Forbidden Frontier during the day and ride the ride you may catch some things that feed back and forth between the two. You can certainly enjoy them individually as well, but I think it’s fun for us to kind of engage our guests in a higher level of storytelling and immersiveness in a way we haven’t done in a long time at Cedar Point.”

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