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Cedar Point is known for their famed HalloWeekends event, which turns the park into a terrifying haunted spectacle, but due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the screams will be a bit different this year.

The park has announced that this year’s HalloWeekends will be canceled and replaced by a new event.

“A new ‘Tricks and Treats Fall Fest’ will be introduced starting Sept. 12,” the park said in a statement. “This event will take the place of HalloWeekends for 2020 only, and has been designed with unique entertainment, food and activities for all ages. This event will enable better social distancing and capacity management.”

Park organizers promise more information on the “Tricks and Treats Fall Fest” soon.

Cedar Point has also announced reduced operating dates for the rest of the 2020 season. After the Labor Day holiday weekend, the park will only be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 8 p.m. The park is expected to close for the season on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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