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Cedar Point fires back against hoax saying they'll be closed for the year

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Cedar Point, subject of a hoax link posted and shared on Facebook, is not closing for the 2017 season. (File photo)

After a fake news story appeared on Facebook, Cedar Point and its fans are firing back.

The "story" was from a site called firstwalkup.net that is a factory for fake social media posts. Clicking on the link takes possible readers to a site telling them they have been pranked.

It spread so quickly on Facebook that the park, which opens May 6, wasn't taking any chances.

In response, Cedar Point listed its hours and a schedule of events.

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