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The Safety of Fun

  • Tizzano's Party Center 1361 East 260th Street Euclid, OH, 44132 United States (map)

The Safety of Fun
Ken Berryhill
Director of Safety
Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts
April 17, 2018
Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
Tizzano’s Party Center
 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

2 Free Tickets to Cedar Point will be given as a Door Prize at this meeting!

Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.  Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce.  Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain.  Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain.  Its newest roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, is set to open in May 2018.

Cedar Point is an expansive resort with an amusement park, water park and hotel complex with numerous amenities that brings in thousands of visitors every day.  All of these people and especially the children are full of excitement that gives park officials a real challenge to keep safety first and foremost.  This presentation will discuss: Who is on the Safety Team at Cedar Point; What does the Safety Team do at Cedar Point; The Associate Safety and Health Programs; Emergency Preparedness at Cedar Point; and Family and Guest Safety. 

Ken Berryhill has been at Cedar Point and Resorts since 1999, in an amusement park safety position for 27 years and working in the amusement park industry for over 42 years.  He is a current Board Member and Past President of the Sandusky Area Safety Council. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE since 1993, the Past Chapter President of the Fort Worth Chapter and Past Associate Regional Vice President of Region III.  He is also a member of the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials, NAARSO and holds a Certified Level III (Senior) Ride Inspector and Trainer, and was named NAARSO’s Person of the Year for 2018.

Reservations are required for this meeting. The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check; no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.    
IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting.