Cedar Point is Making Big Waves in 2017 With An All-new Water Park & More

The world’s best amusement park destination is getting bigger with a multi-year investment to further demonstrate Cedar Point as a complete vacation choice for families and thrill seekers. The major highlight of fun to come is an extensive transformation of Soak City to the brand-new, Cedar Point Shores Water Park.


The new park will feature 18 acres of splish-splashing family fun, featuring three completely new water attractions, upgrades to food and merchandise locations, new cabanas and so much more.

New attractions for water lovers of all ages include:

·       Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for an amazing water rush.

·       Starboard Surge & Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.

·       Lakeslide Landing – a new family splash-ground with 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck area.

The water park’s existing slides and attractions will receive makeovers as well, with most receiving new names highlighting the unique beach-side location.

Also new Crystal Rock Café!
For food lovers, the new Crystal Rock Café will cook up delicious food items guests won’t be able to resist. The menu includes items like: fresh-baked flat breads with options such as caprese or buffalo mac & cheese; farm stand salad options like crispy chicken BLT, Asian chicken and chicken Caesar; pesto-glazed grilled chicken sandwiches; fresh-breaded chicken tenders; cheeseburgers; bratwurst; waffle fries; tater tots and more.

More excitement coming ashore in 2017:
Cedar Point Shores will also boast a completely new main entrance, a new poolside bar, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade, improved landscaping and unobstructed views of Lake Erie.

Updated cabanas on either side of the massive 500,000-gallon wave pool will be the perfect place to relax for large groups or families. Upgrades include free Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, TVs and dedicated food and beverage service.

2017 Platinum Pass
Get the most out of your summer with repeat visits to Cedar Point Shores will want to purchase a 2017 Platinum Pass. The Platinum Pass includes unlimited admission to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores, Early Entry, free parking, exclusive ride nights, in-park discounts and more. Guests can purchase their 2017 Platinum Pass are available now at cedarpoint.com.


Exciting improvements coming to both Breakers Express & Hotel Breakers
In 2017, Breakers Express will transform into Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, adding 69 new rooms to the popular overnight haven. All guest rooms feature two queen beds and will be completely renovated with new bathrooms and bedding, mini fridges, microwaves and connecting family suites for additional time to spend together.

In the center of the property, a new splash pad and an outdoor courtyard featuring conversational living spaces will join the whimsical swimming pool and relaxing deck area.

The Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point’s signature hotel located right next to Cedar Point Shores, is also growing. Fresh off of a complete renovation in 2015, an additional six-story tower will be added to the classic beachfront property. The new tower will match the beautiful exterior of the existing hotel and will house 158 guest rooms with many of them configured as connecting family suites. A new outdoor pool area will also make its debut alongside the tower. Hotel Breakers will have a total of 669 rooms, making it one of the largest hotels on the Great Lakes.

Construction on the addition will begin after Labor Day and will continue through the 2017 season. It will open to new guests in time for the summer of 2018.

To dive into more information on Cedar Point Shores, Cedar Point’s Express Hotel, Hotel Breakers and Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, guests can visit cedarpoint.com for up-to-the-minute construction updates, photos and more.


Hotel Breakers is already one of my family’s favorite places to stay. You can read our glowing 2015 review here. We had such a great time, and were so impressed, that we’re not surprised at all to hear that Hotel Breakers has been voted one of the “Top 25 Hotels for Families” by readers of TripAdvisor and is just steps away from both Cedar Point and the new Cedar Point Shores Water Park.

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FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free park passes and products are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.


  1. This is awesome! I’ve never been to Cedar Point because me and roller coasters? No thank you! LOL. But, I love water parks and may have to make an exception for this!

  2. It sounds like there are a lot of fun things to do at this water park. I’d love to visit this place with the kids. My daughters are definitely looking forward to visiting a water park this summer.

  3. After just having been to Cedar Point this summer, I am glad to see that they are going to create an all new water park. The drive for us is close enough to get away, but easy enough to drive back at the end of the day. Love visiting it here.

  4. Oh how I have missed Cedar point! When I lived in Michigan I would go to Cedar point at least once a year. I have not checked out the waterpark yet and I am dying to do so.

  5. I have never been, but am dying to go to Cedar Point. I think my kids would love checking out all the rides. And a water park makes it even better!

  6. Wow that looks like an excellent place to enjoy for sure. They have so much to offer and look like a great place to take the family for sure!

  7. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I have heard good things about Cedar Point for years. It sounds like 2017 is the perfect year to go!

  8. I’ve never been to Cedar Point, but have heard a lot of good things about this place. I am also a fan of water parks, so I will have to check this place out for sure one day. 🙂

  9. I hear so many great things about Cedar Point – I need to make my way over there one day! The water park looks awesome – so many fun memories will be made there. The Hotel looks great too

  10. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg how awesome is this?!?! I live 3 hours away from Cedar Point so I can’t wait for this!

  11. Rebecca Swenor says:

    Cedar Point is a place I have never been to before but it sounds like fun for the whole family. I love that they are making new improvements to the park and the hotel. This really would make for a great family vacation. Thanks for sharing the information.

  12. Jeanine says:

    This looks like such fun. i wish i was close to a place like Cedar Point. My kids would adore this and never want to leave!

  13. I’v never been to Cedar Point but it totally looks like the place to be. My family and I love a good water park, you can’t go wrong with them.

  14. Kendall says:

    I love Cedar Point! I’ve been a few times with my aunt and it’s so much fun. I love that it’s great for all ages too! Definitely need to head back with all these awesome changes going on next year! Thank you for sharing!

  15. This sounds like a great place, I love theme parks and water parks so this would be a pretty great day out, Definitely one of them places where you need to stay a couple of days to get round everything

  16. Sign me up! I would love to stop into Cedar Point when they make these new changes. Looks like a lot of fun!

  17. This looks like a really fun place. That slide alone looks like a blast!

  18. Wow, so many exciting changes coming to Cedar Point. We will have to keep them in mind when we are making travel plans next summer.

  19. Garf
    Twitter: g_kohls

    I like going to water parks but am not a big fan of going into rides myself. However, I enjoy just by watching the people on the rides.