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Point opened up Starlight Experience, a new light extravaganza
on the Frontier Trail on Saturday to many guest’s delight. After
two nights of being on display, guests truly enjoy the lights,
from sitting on a bench relaxing and taking in the atmosphere to
rushing through the Frontier Trail to get a last ride before the
park closes, everyone likes Starlight Experience.
Starlight Experience is unlike any other attraction Cedar Point
has added, but represents the growing trend of Cedar Point
expanding beyond roller coasters into more immersive
experiences. These have usually occurred during the popular
HalloWeekends event but now are being incorporated into the park
throughout the entire summer.
*Spoiler Alert* Stop reading now if you do not want specific
details on Starlight Experience!
Starlight consists of four unique areas, each area based off a
different season of the year; spring, summer, fall, and winter.
The areas are in order, with spring starting by Maverick and
winter by Millennium Tunnel. It does not matter which side you
enter. Each area has a unique float featuring inflatable PEANUTS
characters in a familiar scene.
Winter scene is the largest and most popular area. It features
white and blue lights around all the trees and branches from the
Millennium Tunnel to Fort Sandusky. The lights will transition,
as sometimes they will mixed together, or separated. An effect
that was not operational was the falling snowflakes, which is
around the Blacksmith area and the Gold Mine area across from
consists of less LED lights in the trees, and more LED flood
lights. The flood lights shine up into the trees, transforming
the normal trees of summer into fall, giving the bright orange
leaves. Stay and watch the trees though, you may just see those
bright orange leaves transition into deep red.
Summer celebrates our country on July 4th with red,
white, and blue lights. The buildings are draped in our
country’s colors and in the trees fireworks are exploding all
over the sky in a variety of colors. The fireworks appear and
disappear and are an effect that photos cannot do justice.
focuses on the Easter holiday and colors, featuring purple,
green, and blue. Lucy welcomes the guest’s into Starlight
Experience on her float, which is great for kids and families to
take photos with. I believe the main effect for this area was
not functioning properly either, as there was no other effects
Starlight Experience is a great new attraction at Cedar Point.
From what I saw last night, the show is incredible, and this is
with some main effects not on or not working fully. Special
Effect glasses are available for $1 and are definitely worth it.
Some things still need to be adjusted, such as the handling of
the 30 minute closure of Frontier Trail, the music throughout
the event, and other departments taking advantage of the guest
flow through Frontier Trail. Once all the kinks get worked out,
just as they need to be with any new ride, Starlight will be a
major draw for guests in the park. The next time you are at
Cedar Point, be sure to check out Starlight Experience at