Park officials closed not only Cedar park but three hotels on its property on Saturday after the water main break affected the primary water supply, reports the Associated Press, ruining plans for thousands of summer vacations.
The park reopened today, but not before many visitors arrived at the park without knowing it had closed, only to be turned away, sometimes after driving hundreds of miles.
Those disappointed visitors include one family group that drove four hours Saturday morning and snagged what seemed to be a golden parking spot, only to hear that there would be no amusement that day.
The family said they’d waited in line for an hour after to get a refund on the tickets, and then got stuck in an hour-and-a-half traffic jam trying to get out of the park with the rest of the disappointed tourists.
Cedar Point apologized on its website, saying any tickets purchased would be good for the year.
“We recognize that this situation has caused many of our guests to be disappointed,” the statement said. “We are sorry that this has happened.”
Water main break closes Cedar Point amusement park [Associated Press]