Cedar Point Promotes More Family Fun with “The Boardwalk” in 2023

From the simple pleasures of swimming and sunbathing in the late-1800’s to the modern-day roller coasters, rides, waterpark, signature events and multi-day fun of today’s resort destination – the Cedar Point Beach has been the anchor of both the park’s history and traditional summer vacations for so many families. In 2023, this history will be celebrated in a whole new way with the introduction of The Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk joins Cedar Point as an entirely new area of the park. According to Cedar Point, guests will step into a modern-day take on the experience of yesteryear. Enjoy new ride experiences, including the Wild Mouse family coaster and revitalized family attractions, Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion – a new dining venue, roaming entertainment and the sights and sounds of the classic beachside resort. The Boardwalk is scheduled to debut on the park’s opening day in May, 2023.

As part of the new area, Cedar Point will debut its 18th roller coaster, Wild Mouse, a spinning wild mouse-style coaster from Zamperla. Standing 52′ tall with 1,312′ of track, the ride features a top speed of 35mph. It is the first-ever “Twister Freeform” model from Zamperla.

wild mouse cedar point coaster layout

Zamperla Twister Freeform Coaster

A twisting family thrill for coaster lovers young and young-at-heart, the new coaster pays homage to the classic coaster type, but in a modern package that has it all: hills, twists, dives and hairpin turns as you play an unpredictable game of “cat and mouse” in your quest to capture the cheese!

Wild Mouse features six mouse-themed cars and one cheese-themed car. You become part of the adventure as you play the role of mouse or cheese. Because the Wild Mouse roller coaster’s free-form spinning action can change with the number of riders aboard each car, no two rides will be the same!

Additionally, Cedar Point will open a new Grand Pavilion. 

In its heyday, the original Grand Pavilion, opened in 1888, served as the center of entertainment for thousands of summer visitors. Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion, a new and modern version, will feature many characteristics of the original. The bi-level complex will be home to a new restaurant featuring culinary items not found anywhere else in the park (plus traditional favorites), a waterfront bar for relaxation and conversation, indoor and outdoor seating, plus viewing decks with unparalleled views of Cedar Point and the Lake Erie shoreline.

However, that’s not all for the new area of the park. 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 the new 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.

The Boardwalk replaces Wicked Twister, which was removed during the 2021-2022 off-season.

For more information, be sure to visit Cedar Point’s website.

It’s certain to be an exciting year at Cedar Point with the addition of the Boardwalk. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below!


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3 Responses

  1. Jared says:

    I am glad it’s a family coaster. That makes all the sense in the world to me. This will help strengthen its already great lineup. But Cedar Fair needs to start paying attention to the capacity of its new additions. Outside of the coaster, all the other additions look really great!

  2. gartic phone says:

    I am relieved that it is a coaster suitable for families. To me, that makes perfect sense under such circumstances. This will assist bolster a lineup that is currently in a strong position. However, Cedar Fair needs to begin paying attention to the capability of its new additions in order to ensure they are successful. The other additions, with the exception of the roller coaster, look like they will be a lot of fun.

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