Cedar Point fireworks

Cedar Point has revealed full details of its Fourth of July celebrations for 2012, which will run for a full week from July 1-7.

The park's nightly fireworks display will be held above Celebration Plaza throughout the week, with a special extended version taking place at 10.30pm on July 4 itself. Late opening hours will also be in place, with Cedar Point closing at midnight on Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7. The final day of the festivities will also see pop star Carly Rae Jepsen perform her smash-hit single "Call Me Maybe" on the park's Luminosity stage.

Current and former members of the US Armed Forces will be able to receive entry to the park from July 1-4, provided they can present a valid form of identification. Family members can also purchase discounted tickets for $36.99, a saving of $15 on the standard Cedar Point admission price.

To add to the military theme, the 126 Army Band of the Michigan National Guard will play outside the Johnny Rockets restaurant at 9.30am on July 2. A second performance will take place at 1pm in Celebration Plaza.

Families planning to visit the park from July 1-4 will be able to purchase all-you-can eat buffet meals from Picnic at the Point, which will be set up in the Coral Courtyard from 4.30-6.30pm. The menu will include hot dogs, Johnsonville brats, fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, baked rigatoni, cookies and ice cream.


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