Water main break closes amusement parks for the whole weekend

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SANDUSKY -- Cedar Point and Soak City, and well as the neighboring resorts, are scheduled to reopen for normal hours on Monday.

After a major water main break, officials were forced to shut down the parks on Saturday morning.

Both parks and several hotels and resorts in the area remained closed on Sunday, while the problem was fixed.

A water main break on the main line that supplies the parks meant that visitors were left without working plumbing or water.

Cedar Point released the following statement Sunday afternoon:

"We are happy to announce that Cedar Point and Soak City will reopen on Monday, June 9. Normal park hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with Early Entry for Platinum Passholders and Cedar Point Resorts guests at 9 a.m.

The City of Sandusky has completed the necessary repairs to the main water line into Cedar Point.

Guests staying at Hotel Breakers, Lighthouse Point and Sandcastle Suites may purchase admission tickets beginning at 8 a.m. at these properties. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m.

In celebration of our reopening, we're offering a special money-saving deal to our valued guests - the H20 Offer! Buy a one-day Cedar Point admission ticket now through Sunday, June 15 and receive a FREE Soak City ticket! The Cedar Point one-day ticket for this offer is $39.99, a savings of $20 off the gate price and must be used by Sunday, June 15, 2014. Free Soak City ticket is valid for use any one day through September 1, 2014. Offer is available online only and not available at park ticket booths."

Guests already inside the parks when they closed were given the choice to get a full refund, to use their tickets at a future date or to take their tickets and redeem them at Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora or at Kings Island in Cincinnati that day.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, who owns both parks, reached out to hotels guests in the area to let them know about the closing.

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