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Cedar Point was teasing big news yesterday, and now it’s here. The park has announced The Boardwalk, which promises to present Cedar Point’s “heyday reimagined.” It’s basically an entirely new park that’s part of Cedar Point. The Boardwalk is set to debut on the park’s opening day in May of 2023.

The Boardwalk will open in 2023, offering a new themed area on the Lake Erie. “The Boardwalk is a modern interpretation of the Cedar Point of yesteryear,” a press release states. “New ride, dining and entertainment experiences for the entire family will round out the improvements coming to the former Lakeside Midway.”

“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, said in a statement. “Lakeside attractions have always been a part of Cedar Point’s 153-year history, and that tradition lives on. We can’t wait for our guests to enjoy this stunning new centerpiece of summertime fun.”

Here are The Boardwalk offerings, according to Cedar Point:

Wild Mouse Roller Coaster: Cedar Point’s legacy of roller coaster thrills continues with the addition of the Wild Mouse roller coaster. A nod to the park’s original Wild Mouse coaster, the modern version will provide a ride experience the original couldn’t – its cars will spin 360 degrees as they navigate the ride’s 1,312 feet of bright orange track. 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. Riders must be at least 42” tall to ride with a supervising companion, or 48” tall to ride alone. Wild Mouse is manufactured by Zamperla® and joins Cedar Point’s unmatched ride collection as the 18th roller coaster at America’s Roller Coast®.

Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion: Serving as the anchor to The Boardwalk, Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion commemorates the park’s original Grand Pavilion entertainment space, which made its debut back in 1888. In 2023, Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion will take many cues from the original. The bi-level complex will be home to a new restaurant featuring culinary items not found anywhere else in the park (plus many traditional favorites), a lake view bar for relaxation and conversation, indoor and outdoor seating plus viewing decks with unparalleled panoramas of Cedar Point, the Cedar Point Beach and the Lake Erie shoreline.

More Family Fun: Guests will be immersed in the evocative nostalgia of The Boardwalk with a full collection of family rides that are quintessential Cedar Point. Two existing family attractions, Matterhorn and Scrambler, will be relocated to The Boardwalk with Scrambler receiving a refresh and new name: Atomic Scrambler. The Tiki Twirl spinning ride will also be refreshed and renamed as former park classic Calypso. These rides join Wild Mouse, Giant Wheel, Troika, Dodgem, GateKeeper and WindSeeker in the park’s new hub for a full range of pint-sized to giant-sized thrills for the whole family.

10 Cedar Point Rides We Really Miss

  • Top Thrill Dragster

    Last August, a Cedar Point guest was seriously injured at the park. As she was waiting in line for the Top Thrill Dragster, the woman was hit by a flying part off the ride and subsequently injured. The ride won’t be back for 2022, but no word on if it will be back after that.

  • Mantis

    Cedar Point converted the Mantis into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015, the latter of which is still there. But, some people miss the Mantis!

  • Antique Cars

    Just this season, Cedar Point removed Antique Cars, a drive-it-yourself ride through Frontier Town, in order to create enough space for a new restaurant.

  • Wicked Twister

    Wicked Twister welcomed its first passengers at Cedar Point on May 5, 2002. It actually held the record for the world’s tallest and fastest twisting impulse roller coaster. It closed last year!

  • Demon Drop

    This was a scary one! Watch video below.

  • White Water Landing

    White Water Landing closed back in 2005.

  • WildCat

    This was a tipsy turvy one! See footage below.

  • Space Spiral

    I don’t remember this one at all. But check out footage below!

  • Mean Streak

    This coaster was all the rage when I was a kid.

  • Disaster Transport

    This was a wild indoor coaster- very unique!

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