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Cedar Point announces end of Dinosaurs Alive!, teases new ‘Forbidden Frontier’

August 21, 2018

Cedar Point announces end of Dinosaurs Alive!, teases new ‘Forbidden Frontier’

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Cedar Point Tuesday revealed plans for a new interactive play area dubbed “Forbidden Frontier,” debuting next year in the space currently occupied by Dinosaurs Alive!

The animatromic dinosaurs, added to the park in 2012, will scare their last guests at Cedar Point on September 3.

Taking their place, according to Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark: “A redevelopment of the island in the middle of Cedar Point that will include immersive, interactive play elements, live characters and other surprises.”

Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks and months, he said.

The new attraction will be included with park admission and will not carry an extra fee, as Dinosaurs Alive! does, Clark said.

The park’s website describes the new attraction this way:

“Grab your map and prepare for a minute-by-minute real-life adventure, where you and others are challenged, questioned and pushed to the limits in both brain and brute power. Be immersed in interactive encounters with the island inhabitants, push yourself with physically active challenges that test your resourcefulness and fortitude! It’s your job to discover and uncover all that you can; to solve the mystery surrounding the Forbidden Frontier, and return to tell the tale. Every ending is different and determined by you and the secrets you unlock!”

Early reaction to the announcement on social media was largely positive.

“I’m super intrigued by this! Sounds like something I can do with the whole family,” wrote one park fan on Twitter.

“I was actually a little disappointed because I was hoping for a coaster or a haunted house but maybe this will be the next coolest thing,” wrote another.

Sounds cool! You guys always come up with creative stuff. Can’t wait to see it!— Derek Sheridan (@Doctosh5) August 21, 2018

 

Earlier this month, Cedar Point announced it was also closing Witches’ Wheel, a park staple since 1977, which rotates riders upside-down around a fast-spinning wheel. That ride, too, will close on September 3. There’s no word yet on what will replace the Witches Wheel.

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