DON’T DELAY, GET YOUR BID IN TODAY
An Era is ending at Cedar Point. The Paddlewheel Excursion ride will take it’s last ride shortly after 8 PM on Monday, Sept. 5. The ride is being shut down to make space for the new Animatronic Dinosaur Show slated to open next year.
So many memories of lazing down the river with the Banjo Man and the Old Brown Jug Man and the feuding Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. It was always an entertaining ride made more enjoyable by the narrations of the boat’s captain.
To make the last ride more special, departing CEO, Dick Kinzel will captain one of the two boats as it makes it’s last trip. Don’t worry, he’ll have a real captain along to help him steer.
The Fireland’s Chapter of the Red Cross is conducting an auction for fans who want to say they took the boat’s last ride. 49 people will win seats on one of the two boats with a successful bid. The top 24 bidders will win a seat on the last. The next 25 bidders will get a seat on the next-to-last boat.
Successful bidders will also win admission to Cedar Point, a reception with drinks and treats, a commemorative medallion from the Red Cross and certificates of recognition from the Red Cross and Cedar Point.
Bids are being taken online at firelandsredcross.org/lastride. The deadline for bids is 8:30 AM Friday morning, Sept 2.
Holy Cow, that’s tomorrow. No time to waste. Get your bid in now