Thursday, July 14, 2016

Noah’s Ark at Cedar Point

The Noah’s Ark attraction at Cedar Point was operated by the Concourse Amusement Company from 1925 until the mid-1950s. Noah’s Ark was a funhouse, with a Biblical theme. The model of the ark rested upon Mt. Ararat. In the picture below, you can see Noah’s Ark behind the Flying Skooter ride.

As Cedar Point guests walked up the ramp towards Noah’s Ark, they could see the heads of animals peeking out through the windows. Noah was fishing outside the ark. A sign along the way read “Do not feed animals.”

Authors David W. and Diane DeMali Francis wrote in their book Cedar Point: The Queen of American Watering Places, that on quiet days, men from the Concourse Amusement Company could be found in Roy Parker’s office where they gathered for card games. Millions of local residents and tourists still visit Cedar Point every summer, where roller coasters, live entertainment, and a beautiful beach await them.

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