I recently was invited to a media event at Cedar Point Amusement Park for the unveiling of the park’s new themed area — The Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk is located towards the Lake Erie Shore adjacent to Cedar Point Beach. It’s home to the new Wild Mouse Coaster, a family-friendly coaster, along with several other attractions that either existed in the area before or were relocated. Here’s a look at what you can expect along The Boardwalk at Cedar Point.
Wild Mouse offers fun for the whole family. The coaster features 4-seat cars that resemble mice. Funny enough, every Wild Mouse car has a name:
There’s even a car that resembles a piece of cheese for the six mice to chase.
At 52 feet tall, Wild Mouse is probably not the mega coaster that many park fans may want to see, but it’s more than enough fun and will appeal to many park guests. Along with drops, twists, and hairpin turns, the cars also spin 360 degrees for added fun. Each time you ride could feel different depending on how your mouse spins.
Riders must be at least 42” tall to ride with a supervising companion, or 48” tall to ride alone
Cedar Point’s Grand Pavilion
Cedar Point’s incredibly stunning Grand Pavilion takes center stage on the Midway. The bi-level eatery features refined culinary delights and an upper-level lake-view bar. The Grand Pavilion features several indoor and outdoor seating areas on both levels, including viewing decks with panoramic views of the Lake Erie shoreline. This is not traditional amusement park fare we’re talking about.
If you’re familiar with Cedar Point’s last restaurant additions, the Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill and BackBeatQue, you can see that Cedar Point has made a conscious effort to raise the bar on dining options within the park.
Other Boardwalk Attractions
The Boardwalk at Cedar Point was already home to the popular Gatekeeper coaster and Windseeker, which allows you to fly through the air at 301 feet on swing chairs. It’s our youngest daughter’s favorite ride. I personally think it’s 100 times scarier than any coaster ever invented.
Other rides joining The Boardwalk Midway are:
- Atomic Scrambler (formerly Scrambler)
- Calypso (formerly Tiki Twirl)
- Giant Wheel
Other Cedar Point Updates in 2023
The Boardwalk isn’t the only change at Cedar Point for the 2023 season. Here are some other updates for the amusement park.
- Top Thrill Dragster 2024 Update: No, Cedar Point is not bringing fan-favorite Top Thrill Dragster back for the 2023 season. However, the park recently announced that a reimagined version of Top Thrill Dragster will return in 2024. We’ll keep you updated as new details are released.
- Three restaurants are going away: At the Winter Chill Out Event, Cedar Point announced that Chic-Fil-A and The Mac Shack are not returning for the 2023 season. More recently, the park announced that Johnny Rockets would not reopen for the 2023 season and is being replaced by an arcade.
- Forbidden Frontier is closing: Another Winter Chill Out announcement is that Forbidden Frontier, the interactive family area recently added to the park, will not reopen.
As always, head to the Cedar Point Website for the latest updates and other park information. If you’re planning an adventure to Cedar Point soon, Shores & Islands Ohio can help you plan the perfect trip.
Visit Cedar Point This Summer
Our family has Cedar Point season passes, which are a great way to visit the park multiple times per season and gain access to added passholder benefits like free parking and discounts. Visiting Cedar Point, or any amusement park, these days can be expensive for families. Getting season passes is one way you can save money at Cedar Point.
As passholders, we’ll be there all summer to soak up the sun, ride the rides, enjoy the latest culinary options, and cool down at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark.
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Kevin Payne is the budgeting and family travel enthusiast behind FamilyMoneyAdventure.com. He’s also the host of the Family Money Adventure Show podcast, where he helps families learn to manage their money better so they can afford to do the things they love.
Kevin is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance and travel. He is a regular contributor to USA Today, Forbes Advisor, Bankrate, Fox Business, Credible, and CreditCards.com.