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Despite concerns by advocates, Cedar Point won't change Halloween attractions
The National Alliance on Mental Illness asked the amusement park last week to get rid of attractions they say reinforce stereotypes
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Cedar Point won’t change its Halloween attractions despite concerns by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The group asked Cedar Point last week to get rid of an asylum-themed haunted house and outdoor show, saying they reinforce stereotypes about mental illness.

Robin Innes is the amusement park’s spokesman. He says although Cedar Point will keep its attractions the way they are, the park does not mean to offend anyone.

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

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Cedar Point Administrators,
I urge you to consider that "The real world",as you put it, IS the choice you and so many others make to continue to depict a devastating illness as "amusement". Please reconsider and think about your own family and friends who might benefit from this cultural change.


Posted by: Deborah Carl (Kent Ohio) on October 12, 2010 11:10AM
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