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Cedar Point reveals progress on Sawmill Creek renovations

Cedar Fair is upgrading and modernising hotel rooms, resort facilities and infrastructure at Sawmill Creek Resort.

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Cedar Point, Cedar Fair’s flagship amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio has revealed that renovations are underway at the Sawmill Creek Resort in nearby Huron.

Back in 2019, Cedar Fair announced that it was buying the Sawmill Creek Resort, located close to Cedar Point. The company is upgrading and modernising the hotel rooms, resort facilities and infrastructure.

“We are excited about the opportunity to add Sawmill Creek to our growing portfolio of resort properties serving Cedar Point, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark and the Cedar Point Sports Center, which is currently being expanded to include an indoor sports facility,” said Cedar Fair president and CEO, Richard Zimmerman.

“Along with Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort and Lighthouse Point, Sawmill Creek’s 236-room resort lodge strengthens both Cedar Point’s and the Sandusky area’s appeal as a unique and adventurous vacation destination,” he added.

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Sawmill Creek is approximately 15 minutes by car from Cedar Point‘s entrance. The nature-themed resort features rooms, restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, shops, meeting spaces and a marina, as well as an 18-hole golf course.

Upon completion, the entrance will include a new roadway, entrance awnings and exterior enhancements. Cedar Point has provided a digital rendering of the entrance, which you can see above (top right).

The main lobby, a circular atrium with a glass ceiling, is being refurbished and will become a space to relax and gather. The resort’s dining experience is also receiving an entire interior renovation, offering new lighting, seating and décor.

As for the property’s guest rooms, Cedar Point has completed the carpeting and walls, and furniture and fixtures are being delivered and installed every day.

Cedar Fair is also exploring the potential creation of an esports arena in Sandusky. Plans for the $28m gaming facility include a 1,500-seat arena designed for esports, as well as 200 gaming stations for competitors, gamers and spectators. 

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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