Second-oldest North American amusement park to add new roller coasters in 2023

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As the second oldest amusement park in North America, Cedar Point claims to offer countless experiences for thrill seekers. Now the park in Sandusky, Ohio plans to add a new boardwalk and roller coaster as a nod to its more than 150 years of history.

The new Wild Mouse will bring Cedar Park’s roller coaster total to 18 when it debuts in 2023 along with the other new attractions, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Construction is underway, spokesman Tony Clark told thousands of viewers on Youtube Thursday.

Cedar Point’s Classic Lakeside Experience has been bringing people together in the name of thrill-seeking adventure since 1870.

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Nostalgic photos show some of the park’s evolution over the years.

The classic Cedar Point Cyclone roller coaster photographed along the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio.  The wooden coaster was built in 1929.
The Valravn roller coaster opened at Cedar Point in 2016 and is nicknamed the

New roller coaster a “game of cat and mouse”

A new Wild Mouse roller coaster is coming to Cedar Point for the 2023 season.

The Wild Mouse roller coaster is 52 feet tall and includes six spinning mouse-themed cars and one cheese-themed car. The cars navigate 1,312 feet of dips, turns, hills and “hairpin bends” on an orange track, Cedar Park said in a press release.

Traveling at 35 miles per hour, the spinning cars go on a “quest for cheese” in an “unpredictable game of ‘cat and mouse’.” The number of passengers on board and their weight determine the rotation of the cars.

The park’s former Wild Mouse coaster was retired in 2011.

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The Grand Pavilion offers views of Lake Erie

Cedar Point's grand clubhouse planned for the 2023 season will include both a restaurant and bar with views of Lake Erie.

A new two-level “Grand Pavilion” complex – similar to the park’s original Grand Pavilion entertainment space that debuted in 1888 – will feature a new indoor/outdoor restaurant with new food items, traditional Cedar dishes Point and bar that overlooks Lake Erie.

What will the new Cedar Park boardwalk include?

The boardwalk will be renamed Cedar Point's Lakeside Midway in 2023.

Lakeside Midway will be renamed “The Boardwalk”, a section near the doorman which will include the Wild Mouse, the Grand Pavilion and two existing rides: the Matterhorn and the Scrambler.

The Tiki Twirl spinning ride already in this area will be renamed Calypso.

“The boardwalk is our vision of what the classic Cedar Point boardwalk would have been 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 the park, said in a report.

Undated image of the Sky Ride at Cedar Point, which opened in 1961.
Undated image of Lakeside Midway at Cedar Point.  The original section was built in 1906, with various rides, games, fortune tellers, merchandise shops, an ice rink, a huge Colosseum with a grand ballroom and other attractions.
Tiki Twirl opened in Cedar Point in 1970 as Calypso and will be renamed Calypso again for the 2023 season.

Contributor: Craig Webb of the Akron Beacon Journal

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