May 30, 2016

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Cedar Point stands by Halloween attractions

SANDUSKY — An Ohio amusement park won’t change its Halloween attractions including a haunted house that prompted protests by mental health advocates.

Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said today that the park reviewed concerns of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and determined no changes are needed.

The group asked the park last week to drop attractions called “Dr. D. Menteds Asylum for the Criminally Insane” and “The Edge of Madness: Still Crazy.” The group said they promote false stereotypes about mental illness.

Innes says the “HalloWeekends” displays do not depict reality and are not intended to be disrespectful.

The Sandusky Register reports an alliance official says the group is disappointed but won’t take further action.