Cedar Fair Attractions That Celebrate Anniversaries in 2018

2018! The year of Steel Vengeance (Cedar Point), Twisted Timbers (Kings Dominion, RailBlazer (California’s Great America), and HangTime (Knott’s Berry Farm). This is a monumental year for Cedar Fair with four record setting new roller coasters, as well as other new rides and park enhancements across the company.

However, as we look to the future, we always have to look to the past. With that said, we present our annual list of Cedar Fair Attractions That Celebrate Anniversaries in 2018, in 5 year increments.

California’s Great America- Gold Striker (2013)

5th Anniversary

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Cedar Point- GateKeeper (2013)

5th Anniversary

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Knott’s Berry Farm- Coast Rider (2013)

5th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Coast Rider

Knott’s Berry Farm- Surfside Gliders (2013)

5th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Surfside Gliders

Kings Dominion- Dominator (2008)

(Originally at Six Flags Ohio 2000)
10th Anniversary

170513 Kings Dominion Dominator

Canada’s Wonderland- Behemoth (2008)

10th Anniversary

150718 Canada's Wonderland Behemoth

Carowinds- Yo Yo (2008)

(Formerly at Geauga Lake, 1981)
10th Anniversary

170422 Carowinds Yo Yo

Dorney Park- Possessed (2008)

10th Anniversary

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Knott’s Berry Farm- Pony Express (2008)

10th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Pony Express

Michigan’s Adventure- Thunderhawk (2008)

(Originally at Geauga Lake, 1998)
10th Anniversary

160721 Michigan's Adventure Thunderhawk

Canada’s Wonderland- Sledgehammer (2003)

15th Anniversary

150718 Canada's Wonderland Sledge Hammer

Cedar Point- Top Thrill Dragster (2003)

15th Anniversary
(Read more about the opening of Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster)

151101 Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster

Kings Dominion- Drop Tower: Scream Zone (2003)

15th Anniversary

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Kings Island- Delirium (2003)

15th Anniversary

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Knott’s Berry Farm- La Revolucion (2003)

15th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm La Revolucion

Valleyfair- Steel Venom (2003)

15th Anniversary

Cedar Point- Power Tower (1998)

20th Anniversary

170815 Cedar Point Power Tower

Kings Dominion- Volcano (1998)

20th Anniversary

160303 Kings Dominion Volcano

Knott’s Berry Farm- GhostRider (1998)

20th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Ghostrider

Knott’s Berry Farm- Supreme Scream (1998)

20th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Supreme Scream

Michigan’s Adventure- Shivering Timbers (1998)

20th Anniversary

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Worlds of Fun- Mamba (1998)

20th Anniversary

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California’s Great America- Flight Deck (1993)

25th Anniversary

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Cedar Point- Snake River Falls (1993)

25th Anniversary

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Dorney Park- Cedar Creek Cannonball (1993)

25th Anniversary

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Dorney Park- White Water Landing (1993)

25th Anniversary

Kings Island- The Bat (1993)

25th Anniversary

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California’s Great America- Rip Roaring Rapids (1988)

30th Anniversary

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Kings Dominion- Avalanche (1988)

30th Anniversary

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Kings Island- Congo Falls (1988)

30th Anniversary

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Knott’s Berry Farm- Bigfoot Rapids (1988)

30th Anniversary

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Michigan’s Adventure- Wolverine Wildcat (1988)

30th Anniversary

160721 Michigan's Adventure Wolverine Wildcat

Michigan’s Adventure- Thunderbolt (1988)

30th Anniversary

160721 Michigan's Adventure Thunderbolt

Kings Dominion- White Water Canyon (1983)

35th Anniversary

Kings Dominion White Water Canyon ©Nick Cox

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Michigan’s Adventure- Loggers Run (1983)

35th Anniversary

160721 Michigan's Adventure Logger's Run

Cedar Point- Gemini (1978)

40th Anniversary

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Knott’s Berry Farm- Montezooma’s Revenge (1978)

40th Anniversary

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Montezooma's Revenge

Carowinds- Carolina Goldrusher (1973)

45th Anniversary

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Carowinds- Carolina Skytower (1973)

45th Anniversary

170422 Carowinds Carolina Skytower

Carowinds- Character Carousel/The Grand Carousel (1973/2018)

(Originally built in 1923)
45th Anniversary

170421 Carowinds Character Carousel

Carowinds- The Scrambler (1973)

45th Anniversary

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Worlds of Fun- Autobahn (1973)

45th Anniversary

150522 World of Fun Autobahn

Worlds of Fun- Flying Dutchman (1973)

45th Anniversary

150522 Worlds of Fun Flying Dutchman

Worlds of Fun- Le Taxi Tour (1973)

45th Anniversary

Worlds of Fun- Worlds of Fun Railroad (1973)

45th Anniversary

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Worlds of Fun- Viking Voyager (1973)

45th Anniversary

150523 Worlds of Fun Viking Voyager

Cedar Point- Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad (1963)

55th Anniversary

170622 Cedar Point G. A. Boeckling Train Engine

Cedar Point- Cadillac Cars (1958)

60th Anniversary

160508 Cedar Point Cadillac Cars

Dorney Park- Thunderhawk (1923)

95th Anniversary

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California’s Great America Dramatically Upgrades 2018 Food Offerings

If there was ever a year to get a season pass to California’s Great America, it would be 2018. The Santa Clara based amusement park is in the beginning phases of shaking up the way guests experience FUN on the west coast. New for 2018, guests will experience a first coaster of its kind on the West Coast featuring a single rail track, RailBlazer. In addition, California’s Great America dramatically upgrades 2018 food offerings, including a full service Starbucks®, French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro, Sierra Creek Lodge rustic family restaurant and Orleans Candy Kitchen.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – California’s Great America is undergoing a food revolution heading into the 2018 season with four new eateries – a full-service Starbucks®, French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro, Sierra Creek Lodge rustic family restaurant and Orleans Candy Kitchen. For special events, a new 500-person covered outdoor space adjacent to Great America Pavilion will provide amenities for private events, and the iconic Consulate gathering facility inside the park has been updated to offer a more intimate and modernized setting for small groups and meetings. In addition, its popular Maggie Brown’s Smokehouse & Fried Chicken will receive an exterior and interior makeover for 2018. These new and upgraded venues are part of the park’s overall new master plan that also introduces several major new attractions over the next few years.

“California’s Great America is dedicated to delivering superb food and beverage offerings in inviting and immersive settings that will match the world-class rides and entertainment guests are expecting,” said Great America’s Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “Guests today are more discriminating and savvy, and the park is responding by elevating food experiences and festivals, including Taste of Orleans and Red, White & Brews. We realize the importance of food to the overall guest experience, and these additions are only a part of what is planned in the coming years.”

STARBUCKS
The brand new, full-service Starbucks will be situated in the park’s Hometown Square area, just past Celebration Swings. All Starbucks favorite beverages including classic coffees, Frappuccinos® and Macchiatos, exotic teas, seasonal beverages and more will be available. The food menu includes fresh sandwiches, fruit and protein snacks, and bakery treats like scones, bagels, cakes and cookies.

California's Great America 2018 Starbucks Exterior Artist Concept

Guests will enjoy the oversized window seating that provides a picturesque view of the midway. Additionally, a new outdoor patio will create street-front café ambience. The interior will be decorated with classic images from Great America’s historic past. Starbucks will be situated where Candy Café was previously located.

California's Great America 2018 Starbucks Interior Artist Concept

FRENCH QUARTER FUNNEL CAKE & CHURRO FACTORY
An entirely new home is being constructed for French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro Factory. The ever-popular Great America funnel cakes will be taken to another level in 2018 with a myriad of flavor combinations that can be mixed and matched to individual preferences, and created right in front of guests. The classic strawberry and powdered sugar funnel cakes are here to stay, and will be joined by new great flavors like blueberry, caramel, apple, cookies and cream, tropical coconut and pineapple.

The innovative churro selections include Campout (s’mores), key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, creamsicle, cookies and cream, tropical (coconut, pineapple and rum flavor), macha (white chocolate and Bavarian cream), cotton candy, apple pie and many more flavors.

Guests can enjoy their custom creations in Orleans Place’s new outside patio, situated where Sweet Tooth was previously located.

SIERRA CREEK LODGE
Dining in the Planet Snoopy kids’ area will take on a completely new flavor and feel, as Joe Cool Café is re-imagined into Sierra Creek Lodge. The family dining experience will introduce a mountain lodge feel from the exterior woodwork to the interior décor. Murals featuring wild animals will don the walls, and the indoor furnishings will add to the Sierra atmosphere. The serving lines will be doubled for faster service, and an extended patio will offer more space for families to gather, dine and relax.

California's Great America 2018 Sierra Creek Lodge Entry Artist Concept

New food selections will include a Panini bar featuring fresh vegetables, lean meats and savory sauces. A new Coca-Cola Barrilitos™ station will feature agua fresca (juice and water blends) such as pear cucumber, mango lime, strawberry hibiscus, and pineapple. Kid favorites like chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and pizza will still be available.

Coca-Cola Barrillito

ORLEANS CANDY KITCHEN
Another sweet food addition for 2018 is Orleans Candy Kitchen, a classic confectionery that includes a station where guests will order specialty caramel apples, choose their personalized toppings and have the delectable favorites made right before their eyes. From classic caramel, to house made pralines, to an assortment of crushed candies and nuts, the possibilities for custom-tailoring are endless.

Candy aficionados and guests of all ages will be drawn to the fudge making that happens in the front window of Orleans Candy Kitchen. Fun flavors include peanut butter, caramel, strawberry, white chocolate, and cookies and cream. The venue will provide that old-time candy shop feel with a cornucopia of salt-water taffy offerings, chocolate covered Oreos® and crispy rice treats, and a wide assortment of Bay Area created Jelly Belly® flavors. Orleans Candy Kitchen replaces Trending Now.

MAGGIE BROWN’S SMOKEHOUSE & FRIED CHICKEN
In 2017, the iconic Great America restaurant reinvented itself by delivering mouth-watering barbeque favorites like brisket, pulled pork and ribs. Now the dining experience will be modernized with more ordering kiosks for faster service, a giant rotisserie and smoker visible to guests, an expanded outdoor patio, and interior design renovations.

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PRIVATE EVENTS
Two new offerings for corporate events will greatly enhance Great America’s catering possibilities. A new 500 person covered outdoor event space is being built adjacent to the almost 18,000 sq. ft. Great America Pavilion. Features include the same upscale catering offered inside the pavilion, outdoor HD television monitors, and an open-air feel to deliver park and stadium views.

The private Consulate chambers, offering a beautiful park view from the top of Orleans Place, is being updated with modern amenities for intimate private meetings. Hosting up to 50 attendees, the historic Consulate was originally constructed as an apartment for the Marriott family while the park and neighboring hotel were being built.

2018 Gold Season Passes as well as several innovative dining plans are currently available online; Passholders receive savings throughout the park, including at the new eateries. See www.cagreatamerica.com for more details and to purchase.

2018 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans

2018 Knott's Berry Farm Dining Plans

The 2017 season was an exciting time for Knott’s Berry Farm meal plan guests because the options increased dramatically throughout the park. Then when Boardwalk BBQ opened, a whole new lineup of terrific menu options became available.

Now that it is 2018, there have been some minor adjustments to the dining plans, so lets dive right into the 2018 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans.

For 2018, Single Meal Deals offer a meal, side and beverage for $14.49. Also valid at Knott’s Soak City.

All-Day Dining Plans allow a guest to eat every 90 minutes and does NOT include a drink. Cost is $31.99.

All-Season Dining Plans are currently $111-140 (Platinum), allowing you to eat two meals a day spaced 4 hours apart. No drink is included.

All-Day Souvenir Cup- $10.99 (online price)(Free refills day of purchase/$1.00 per refill thereafter)

All-Season Souvenir Cup/Season Pass Drink Plan- $29.99

Helpful References:
Everything You Need to Know About the Cedar Fair All Season Souvenir Bottle
Is All-Season Dining Worth the Cost?
Is All-Day Dining Worth the Cost?

2018 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans

Boardwalk BBQ (Boardwalk)

1/4 Rotisserie Chicken Meal
1/2 lb Pulled Pork Meal (Served with 2 sides and corn bread)
Smoked Sausage Meal
1/4 lb Tri-Tip Meal
Smoked Sausage Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich (Served with 1 side)
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
House Salad

Calico Fry Co. (Ghost Town)

Cowboy Fries/Carne Asada Fries (Topped with marinated grilled steak, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and guacamole)(Review)

170512 Knott's Berry Farm La Papa Loca Carne Asada Fries ©Jeff Lee (1)

Coasters Diner (Boardwalk)

Cheeseburger & French Fries
Double 1/4 Pounder & French Fries
Chicken Tenders & French Fries
Jumbo Hot Dog & French Fries
Caesar Salad (Review)

Fireman’s BBQ (Ghost Town)

1/4 BBQ Chicken and 2 Ribs with choice of side (baked potato or corn)(Review)
1/2 BBQ Chicken with choice of side (baked potato or corn)
Flank Steak Sandwich with a bag of chips (Review)
Jumbo Hot Dog with bag of chips

170321 Knott's Berry Farm Firemen's Brigade BBQ Chicken Rib Meal ©Eugene Henderson

©Eugene Henderson

Grizzly Creek Lodge (Camp Snoopy)

Cheeseburger & French Fries or Apple Slices
Chicken Tenders & French Fries or Apple Slices
Mac & Cheese with Apple Slices
Jumbo Hot Dog & French Fries or Apple Slices
Cheese, Pepperoni, or Veggie Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad (Review)
Caesar Salad (Review)

170512 Knott's Berry Farm Veggie Pizza ©Jeff Lee (1)

Hollywood Hits Pizza (Boardwalk)

Cheese Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Pepperoni Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Veggie Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad (Review)

La Papa Loca (Fiesta Village)

Carne Asada Fries

La Victoria Cantina (Fiesta Village)

Tostada Salad with Beans and Rice (Review)
Grande Burrito with Beans and Rice (Review)
Two Tacos with Beans and Rice (Review)
Torta Sandwich with Rice and Beans (Review)
Caesar Salad and Cheese Bread (Review)

170512 Knott's Berry Farm La Victoria Cantina Chicken Torta Sandwich ©Jeff Lee (1)

Pancho’s Tacos (Fiesta Village)

Two taco plate (chicken, beef, carnitas) with rice and beans (Review)

170512 Knott's Berry Farm Pancho's Tacos Two Taco Meal (2)

Panda Express (Ghost Town)

Choice of 1 Entree and 1 Side

Sutter’s Fine Fare/Sutter’s Grill (Ghost Town)

Cheeseburger & French Fries
Buffalo Style Breaded Chicken Sandwich & French Fries (Review)
Chicken Tenders & French Fries
Western BBQ Bacon Burger & French Fries (Review)
Caesar Salad (Review)

160419 Knott's Berry Farm Sutter's Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (1)

Sutter’s Pizza (Ghost Town)

Cheese Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Pepperoni Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Veggie Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad (Review)

Wagon Wheel Pizza (Ghost Town)

Cheese Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Pepperoni Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
Veggie Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad (Review)

Wilderness Broiler (Ghost Town)

Cheeseburger & French Fries
Grilled Chicken Sandwich & French Fries (Review)
Spicy Chicken Sandwich & French Fries (Review)
Foot Long Hot Dog & French Fries
Caesar Salad (Review)

2018 Knott’s Soak City Dining Plan Options

Longboard’s Grill

– Cheeseburger with French fries
– Grilled Chicken Sandwich with French fries
– Jumbo all beef Hot Dog with French fries
– Hand Breaded Chicken Tender with French fries
– Fish & Chips
– Caesar Salad with French fries (Review)

Portside Pizza

– Cheese Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
– Pepperoni Pizza Wedge Slice & Side Salad
– Caesar Salad (Review)

2018 Cedar Fair Dining Plans

2018 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans

References:
2017 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans
2016 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans
2015 Knott’s dining plan options.

As always, dining plans are subject to change and availability. Did you see an option listed on the menu boards that was either new or removed? Be sure to take a picture and let us know below in the comments.

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