I’m a bit annoyed that I did not know about this last October. I have to confess that because I’ve had trouble getting marketing information from Cedar Point that I mostly dismissed their Halloween event as being probably low budget and decided to not include it in my 2012 Haunt Blogging Tour. To be honest – many theme parks put together haunts and only a handful are well done. I get so many invites to come and review haunted houses that things have to be cut somewhere.
Apparently I made a mistake last Halloween. Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends seems to have something pretty awesome. Or at least they did last year. I’ll try to find out if they are still doing this for 2013. It’s called Boeckling’s Banquet.
“Dine with the dearly departed with Boeckling’s Banquet. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal served by the “residents” of the haunted Eerie Estate. Meal is served at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. All meals include your choice of entree plus a salad, twice baked potato, fresh steamed vegetables, rolls & butter, dessert, glass of wine or beer and assorted Pepsi beverages. Reservations are required and dates do sell out in advance.”
James Koehl reports his experience (with detailed photos) over at Theme Park Insider:
“G.A. Boeckling was a Sandusky, Ohio businessman who bought a struggling Lake Erie resort called Cedar Point and turned it into “the Queen of American Watering Places.” The administration building he built in the center of the resort served as the headquarters for what became the Cedar Fair Corporation until a few years ago, when a new structure was built next to it.
Rather than tearing this historic structure down, Cedar Point has kept it and turned it into the Eerie Estate, a haunted house packed with an amazing collection of antique furniture, bizarre curios, evil portraits and the zombified servants of Mr. Boeckling.”