For all you adrenaline junkies out there, Cedar Point is introducing a new roller coaster, and that’s not all.
In 2019, the Wild Mouse will make its debut at the Ohio theme park’s newest themed area, The Boardwalk.
The new roller coaster will be Cedar Point’s 18th and will be themed after the classic Wild Mouse coaster from the 1950s and 1960s. As in the original Wild Mouse, current Wild Mouse sends players on an unexpected “cat and mouse” hunt for the cheese. There will be seven vehicles, including six with mouse themes and one with a cheese motif. There are 1,312 feet of orange track with hills, twists, dives, and hairpin curves that each car carrying four people will have to ascend 52 feet and travel along.
The Grand Pavilion, a dining and entertainment facility with expansive views of the park and Lake Erie shoreline, will join the Wild Mouse at The Boardwalk. The original Grand Pavilion was built in 1888.
In addition, Matterhorn and Scrambler, two current attractions, will move to The Boardwalk, with Scrambler being renamed Atomic Scrambler in the process. Calypso, a longtime favourite of the park, will also be honoured by the renaming of the Tiki Twirl.
It is anticipated that the new attractions will debut in May.
Future attractions at Cedar Fair’s parks in 2023
Cedar Fair, owners of Cedar Point, are spending a record amount of money on improvements. In 2019, Cedar Fair will invest almost $200 million in its North American parks.
“As a result of our efforts to enhance the park-goer experience, this season’s visitor satisfaction scores are the highest they’ve ever been. By investing heavily in 2023, we want to significantly improve upon these kinds of opportunities “CEO and President of Cedar Fair, Richard A. Zimmerman, made the following statement.
What else is happening in the United States is detailed here.
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To mark its golden anniversary, Worlds of Fun in Missouri will debut “50 Nights of Fire,” a new nightly performance featuring pyrotechnics and popular songs from the last half-century. In addition, Worlds of Fun will introduce a revamped version of The Zinger, an original roller coaster at the theme park. The Serengeti in Africa is the location of the new Zambezi Zinger.
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