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Amusement park operator Cedar Fair rejects SeaWorld offer

Cedar Point amusement park is reopening in July.
Cedar Point

One of the nation’s biggest amusement park chains has rejected an offer to be taken over by SeaWorld Entertainment.

Florida-based SeaWorld confirmed Tuesday that its offer to acquire Cedar Fair Entertainment was rejected.

Ohio-based Cedar Fair’s 15 amusement and water parks are spread from coast to coast. They include Cedar Point in Ohio, Knott’s Berry Farm near Los Angeles, Canada’s Wonderland outside Toronto, and Carowinds near Charlotte, North Carolina.

SeaWorld operates a dozen SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place parks, primarily in the southern U.S.