Cedar Point announces Boardwalk with Wild Mouse roller coaster

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From the press release:

The excitement and nostalgia of Cedar Point’s classic lakeside experience will be celebrated in a whole new way in 2023 when the park opens The Boardwalk, a new themed area just steps away from the very Lake Erie shoreline that made Cedar Point famous. The Boardwalk is a modern interpretation of the Cedar Point of yesteryear. New ride, dining and entertainment experiences for the entire family will round out the improvements coming to the former Lakeside Midway.

More than an amusement park, Cedar Point continues to expand its attractions, signature events and festivals, year-round overnight accommodations and multi-day offerings, giving families so many reasons to explore the park and create new memories while solidifying their annual traditions.

“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,” said Carrie Boldman, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “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.”

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.

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Brent Sullivan's avatar

The Grand Pavilion restaurant sounds like the best part of this announcement. :)

Seriously though. For all the jokes about a Wild Mouse coaster at CP... why not?

Seems like it's a custom model, too. Good choice for them, as long as they can keep the capacity high.


Jeff's avatar

I'm amused that the rumor I made up 22 years ago is finally coming true!


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Carousel Rabbit's avatar

Cedar Point really needs a coaster of this size; it kind of functions as a replacement for Wildcat in their lineup. I expect it will be a lot of fun. But, being a stickler like this, I'm not loving the name. I would rather reserve the name Wild Mouse for a coaster that is actually a wild mouse – and in my book, this isn't a wild mouse, not with banked turns like that. Trying to pretend it has something to do with the 1950s Wild Mouse is kind of like if they renamed Dodgem "Turnpike Cars." OK, maybe not quite like that, but I'm going to stick with my opinion that this ain't a wild mouse.

I look forward to riding it though!

ApolloAndy's avatar

Too short, too many trims, bad capacity, bad pacing, too many elements crammed in, too few elements. I can tell from the POV etc. etc.

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The artwork looks suspiciously like the Freeform model of the Twister coaster offered by Zamperla. https://www.zamperla.com/products/twister-coaster/

Or a Mauer. Like we find at Hershey and Waldameer.
Jeff- I thought of you immediately.
Carousel Rabbit- I agree about the name. I definitely would’ve gone with Scamper instead- of the CP mice coasters it lived the longest and would be a specific nod to the park’s coaster history.

Vater's avatar

RCDB lists it as a Zamperla.

All in all, all of the Cedar Fair parks seem to have pretty decent investments. I am, however, a bit jealous of Canada's Wonderland. While the Wild Mouse definitely makes sense for Cedar Point, Snoopy’s Racing Railway gets it on theming, and Zambezi Zinger looks real cool.

Oh, to have even half the thrilling flats that Canada’s Wonderland has. And I’m speaking as an Ohioan where it seems the idea of a new area includes the relocation of ancient and outdated rides.
My European friends who’ve been to Cedar Point or Kings Island have loved the coaster collection but said we should be embarrassed by our flat rides. I hope they never visit a fair over here…

ApolloAndy:

Too short, too many trims, bad capacity, bad pacing, too many elements crammed in, too few elements. I can tell from the POV etc. etc.

Looks boring.

Vater:

RCDB lists it as a Zamperla.

So does cleveland.com

The 52-foot-tall ride, manufactured by Italy-based Zamperla, will feature six mouse-themed cars and one cheese-themed car in an “unpredictable game of cat and mouse,” with spins, dips, drops and hairpin turns. The height requirement to ride will be 48 inches, or 42 inches with a supervising companion.

If it's the twin of the ride at Coney Island, that's a really fun ride (helps if you arrange passengers so the car is unbalanced). The artwork doesn't suggest that, but the artwork also prominently says "artist concept rendering only." I also would have preferred a Mauer, but the whole area looks like a really good project.

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Jeff:

I'm amused that the rumor I made up 22 years ago is finally coming true!

I regret to inform you that the statute of limitations for taking credit is 20 years.

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Jeff:

I'm amused that the rumor I made up 22 years ago is finally coming true!

We got floorless Mantis. Now we're getting this. Could Aquatraxx be next?!?!

I’m looking forward to a spruced up calypso. It seemed like the lighting/decor just sort of gradually faded away with a little less every few seasons.


Carousel Rabbit's avatar

Calypso was one of my favorite rides as a kid, so I am also happy to see it get a facelift. I didn't like its rebranding as Tiki Twirl and I'm happy to see it go back to its old name.

A small beach front roller coaster.

How long before they enclose it in an industrial looking building with a leaky roof and the CEO’s shoe size stamped on the side?

I wonder why they are moving Scrambler and Matterhorn and what’s planned for their current space. That’s a lot of rides crammed into one area at Boardwalk and not much at all in the area around the Skyway station.

The Boardwalk is the best use for that area. Now CP has another designated themed area at last.

super7*:

I wonder why they are moving Scrambler and Matterhorn and what’s planned for their current space.

For the 2nd half of TTD, duh.

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