Cedar Point reveals 2023 plans for new roller coaster, ‘Boardwalk’ pavilion

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 8:38 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Officials with Sandusky’s Cedar Point announced new plans for family-friendly rides and attractions that will debut in the 2023 season.

The expected changes focus on where the Wicked Twister roller coaster once stood.

“The Boardwalk” midway will be located on the amusement park’s lakeside and is described as a “modern interpretation of the Cedar Point of yesteryear,” featuring new ride, dining, and entertainment venues.

A new roller coaster, named the “Wild Mouse,” will make it’s debut in the Boardwalk section.

According to the park:

“The spins, dips, drops and hairpin turns of Wild Mouse will thrill coaster lovers young and young-at-heart. Standing 52 feet tall, the Wild Mouse ride experience is an unpredictable game of ‘cat and mouse,’ complete with six mouse-themed cars and one cheese-themed car. The coaster’s free-form spinning action changes with the number of riders aboard each car, providing one-of-a-kind experiences with no two rides being exactly the same.”

Cedar Point said it will be the amusement park’s 18th roller coaster.

Additionally, several current Cedar Point rides will be transported to the Boardwalk or transformed to fit with the family-friendly theme.

Both Matterhorn and the soon-to-be-renamed “Atomic Scrambler” will be relocated to the Boardwalk. Additionally, Tiki Twirl will be renamed to Calypso to honor a former park classic.

The renovated area will also feature the Grand Pavilion, a two-level complex that will house a new restaurant, a lake-view bar, and outdoor seating with park and shore views.

“The Boardwalk is our vision of what the classic Cedar Point Boardwalk would have felt like long ago: the sights, the sounds, the electricity of the experience, this new area captures it all,” Carrie Boldman, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, shared in a press release. “Lakeside attractions have always been a part of Cedar Point’s 153-year history, and that tradition lives on.”

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