Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, received four wins in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers Choice Awards for their Halloween events, including the coveted #1 and #2 spots. Winning parks announced were:
#1 – Halloween Haunt at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati;
#2 – Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia;
#5 – SCarowinds at Carowinds on the border of North and South Carolina in Charlotte; and
#9 – HalloWeekends at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
The awards, published by the USA TODAY Travel Media Group, provides users with original, unbiased travel content on top attractions in the U.S. and around the world. Winners are selected by popular vote from nominees chosen by an expert panel. In all, Cedar Fair parks garnered 40 percent of the 10Best awards, more than any other amusement park operator.
"It is an honor for Cedar Fair parks to be recognized by such a wide audience for providing some of the best Halloween entertainment in the country," said Cedar Fair president and CEO Richard Zimmerman. "I congratulate our teams at Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Carowinds and Cedar Point on these awards, and also acknowledge the Knott's Berry Farm team in Buena Park, California for last month's Golden Ticket recognition for Knott's Scary Farm. Our people across all parks put relentless efforts into making our Halloween events truly frightful and fun experiences, and I thank them for working hard each day to bring our guests the very best. We look forward to further showcasing their talent and creativity at our immersive holiday events - WinterFest at California's Great America in Santa Clara, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Kings Island and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Knott's Merry Farm taking place at Knott's Berry Farm - starting next month."
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. It also operates an additional theme park under a management contract. Its parks are located in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Toronto, Ontario. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.