Save Up to 60% Off Cedar Point Santa Hustle

161211 Cedar Point Santa Hustle ©Brad Kilgore

By the time December comes around, are you dying to get back into Cedar Point to see what has been going on during the off-season? Well one of your best opportunities to do that is during the Santa Hustle offering a variety of different size marathons through Cedar Point and include a variety of swag benefits.

The Santa Hustle at Cedar Point takes place Sunday, December 10, 2017 with separately scheduled:
HALF MARATHON START: 9:00 a.m.
5K START: 9:30 a.m.
1-MILE RUDOLPH RUN KIDS START: 8:30 a.m.
100-YARD SANTA SPRINT KIDS START: 8:45 a.m.

All 5K & Half Marathon participants will receive:

Santa Hat
Santa Beard
Guess who is back? Santa Long Sleeve Shirt!
NEW! CANDY CANE SOCKS
Finisher Medal

All Kids Race Participants will receive:

Santa Hat
Santa Beard
Race Bib
Finisher Ribbon

The earlier you register for the Santa Hustle, the cheaper the price.

Current prices are as follows:

5k Run/Walk
$35.00: July 1- August 31
$40.00: September 1 – November 25
$45.00: November 26 – December 9
$50.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Half Marathon
$55.00: July 1- August 31
$60.00: September 1 – November 25
$65.00: November 26 – December 9
$70.00: Packet Pickup & Race Day

Kids Races (12 & under)

$5.00: 100-Yard Santa Sprint
$10.00: 1-Mile Rudolph Run

However, are you looking to save some additional money on registration for the Santa Hustle? We found a way!

Visit the special Groupon Cedar Point Santa Hustle promotion (affiliate link).

Groupon is currently offering the Cedar Point Santa Hustle for the following prices.

Santa Hustle 5K Registration Package for One- $35
Santa Hustle Half-Marathon Registration Package for One- $55
Santa Hustle Kid’s Rudolph Run Registration Package for One- $8

What we do not like about this promotion is that they are comparing the prices (= discount) to the race day prices. In other words, when you compare what you can purchase the tickets for currently directly from the vendor, they are similar to the Groupon price. The promotion is a bit deceiving. However, the Groupon offer is a better deal, and here is why.

If you purchase your Santa Hustle tickets directly from the company, you pay a fee in addition to the registration. You do not pay this fee when buying through Groupon. So you save $3.46-5.46/transaction.

The good thing is you can also save some money using the Groupon coupon codes that come up. For example, using promo code Happy20, which expires tonight, saves the guest 20%.

Using the promo code, the price breakdown is as follows.

Santa Hustle 5K Registration Package for One- $35 28
Santa Hustle Half-Marathon Registration Package for One- $55 44
Santa Hustle Kid’s Rudolph Run Registration Package for One- $8 6.40

Now we are saving some money on the Cedar Point Santa Hustle.

Don’t miss your chance for cheap Cedar Point Santa Hustle tickets (affiliate link) today for the best deal.

151220 Cedar Point Santa Hustle ©Brad Kilgore

Photos ©Brad Kilgore

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2017 Canada’s Wonderland Taste of Greece

If you visited Canada’s Wonderland, what are the reasons you love the park? Is it the gorgeous International Street complete with the Wonder Mountain waterfall? Is it the incredible collection of flat rides? Were you there to experience Leviathan, one of the four giga-coasters in the Cedar Fair arsenal?

We love visiting Canada’s Wonderland for all of the above reasons, but also because the food and beverage team does a terrific job of blending the diverse culture of the region into the amusement park setting.

No other Cedar Fair park is offering quite as diverse of food options like Canada’s Wonderland. Try everything from Indian food in the Backlot Cafe to favorite Canadian staples like poutine and maple sugar products.

Canada’s Wonderland is also the only park the past couple of years that has offered food events specific to select food regions of the world.

On August 19-20, 2017, Canada’s Wonderland will host the second annual Taste of Greece. The event will take place in Arthur’s Baye each day from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

160724 Canada's Wonderland Taste of Greece Bakalava 2 Matt @CoasterCircuits

Chicken Gyro, via @CoasterCircuits

Featured Menu Items:

The Taste of Greece is done via a $25 Passport this year, getting you one item from each of four stations.

Station #1
– Chicken Gyro (Served on warm pita bread with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Greek dressing and tzatziki. Served with Greek salad)
– Traditional Greek Moussaka (Eggplant, ground beef, potato, stewed tomatoes, cheese sauce and Parmesan cheese served with pita bread and Greek salad)

Station #2
– Traditional Greek Pizza
   – Gyro Chicken (with garlic spread, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, onions, olives and spinach)
   – Vegetarian (Greek style tomato sauce, Greek salad, and feta cheese)
   – Ground Beef (with cherry tomatoes, assorted peppers, onion, and feta cheese)

Station #3
– Chicken or Beef Souvlaki (Served with Greek rice, potatoes, Greek salad, and pita bread)

Station #4
– Baklava
– Kourabiedes
– Greek Lemon Cake
– Loukoumades (Deep fried pastries soaked with fresh honey)

The Taste of Greece event also features Ouzo Mojitos for $9.99 with $4.99 refills.

Reference:
2016 Canada’s Wonderland Taste of Greece

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Knott’s Berry Farm to Debut Hangtime, the Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast

2018 Knott's HangTime Night Time Rendering With Logo

What a year for announcements for the 2018 year, with Cedar Fair adding four spectacular sounding new roller coasters company wide. This is a major investment and something we are very happy to see!

After months of speculation following the removal of Boomerang, Knott’s Berry Farm officially announced Hangtime will be coming to the Boardwalk area in 2018!

HangTime is manufactured by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, GmbH, and is the company’s next-generation “infinity coaster” model.

HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill 150 feet into a 15-story 96-degree drop – the steepest drop in California. The coaster’s train will come to a halt once the highest peak is reached, and will leave riders suspended at the crest for several seconds staring downward at a 60-degree angle, giving the illusion of a disappearing track. Then the train will suddenly descend in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,198 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.

2018 Knott's HangTime Full Logo Color

“HangTime’s disappearing track creates a memorable illusion of the unknown as riders feel like they are hanging over a cliff, staring at the ground in nervous anticipation,” said Jon Storbeck, vice president and general manager, Knott’s Berry Farm. “People who crave that adrenaline rush will want to ride this coaster again and again. Introducing a coaster like HangTime firmly positions Knott’s Berry Farm as a must see attraction among Southern California theme parks, and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this new experience.”

We were also told during the media event that HangTime will feature a LED lighting package that can be changed throughout the season and really bring new light to the Boardwalk area.

HangTime Stats

• Height: 150 feet Vertical Lift
• Track Length: 2,198 feet
• Capacity: 3 trains with 16 single passenger carrying units each
• Maximum velocity 57 mph
• 96-degree First Drop
• 5 Inversions
• Holding Break at 60 degrees- ride will hang guests looking down over the first drop before starting
• The Negative-G Stall Loop- only the 2nd roller coaster in the Western Hemisphere to have this feature offering unprecedented hang time
• 48″ Height Requirement

Guests can experience an entire season of fun including the thrill of HangTime with a 2018 Knott’s Season Pass, on sale now at the best price of the year. A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. For more information about HangTime, Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Season Passes, please visit knotts.com. Join the conversation about the newly announced dive coaster coming to Knott’s using #KnottsHangTime #KnottsBerryFarm.

2018 Knott's HangTime Daytime Rendering

Photos ©Knott’s Berry Farm

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