What's Coming to Cedar Point in 2023?

Get the scoop on The Boardwalk, a hub of fun for everyone featuring a new roller coaster and Grand Pavilion with a lake view bar and viewing decks.

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a trip to Cedar Point.

Since opening in 1870, Sandusky’s revered amusement park has never failed to amaze visitors with new attractions — and next year will be no exception.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, plans were unveiled for The Boardwalk, a new themed area just steps away from Lake Erie, which is set to debut on the park’s opening day in May 2023.

“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,” says 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.”       

The Boardwalk will be anchored by a new Grand Pavilion, designed to pay nostalgic homage to the original, which opened in 1888. 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 which will be the ideal spot to kick back, relax and converse; indoor and outdoor seating; and viewing decks with breathtaking vistas of Cedar Point, the beach and our Great Lake.

The park’s legacy of roller coaster thrills continues on The Boardwalk with Wild Mouse. Replacing Wicked Twister, the 215-foot-tall, 72 mph steel coaster installed in 2002, the new ride spins, dips, drops and makes hairpin turns as it climbs to 52 feet along 1,312 feet of track. It replicates a cat-and-mouse game with six mouse-themed cars and one cheese-themed car. The coaster’s freeform spinning action changes with the number of riders aboard each car, ensuring no two rides will be exactly the same.

The Boardwalk will also be the new home of quintessential Cedar Point family rides beloved by generations. Two existing family attractions, Matterhorn and Scrambler, will be relocated there, with Scrambler receiving a refresh and new name: Atomic Scrambler. The Tiki Twirl spinning ride will also be refreshed and renamed Calypso, in honor of a former park classic. The trio of favorites will join Wild Mouse, Giant Wheel, Troika, Dodgem, GateKeeper and WindSeeker in the park's new hub of fun for everyone.