The Boardwalk - New for 2023

GL2CP's avatar

Wild mouse sitting on wood blocks on its erector set frame. IX indoor amusement park called they want their coaster back. I’m excited to give it a try but it does look a bit impermanent.

First ride; Magnum 1994

kylepark's avatar

Maybe that’s part of the theme. A lot of boardwalk amusement parks appear carnival-ish.

Jeff's avatar

The Reverchon mouse twins that lived at Animal Kingdom for years looked just as temporary. They were quite permeant until they decided they weren't popular anymore.

I honestly can't wait to ride this. I love this kind of ride, and this version of it is so far unseen.

Jeff - Advocate of Great Great Tunnels™ - Co-Publisher - PointBuzz - CoasterBuzz - Blog - Music

Kevinj's avatar

Even if I didn't have two kids to ride this with, I would still be looking forward to riding it (and yes, GL2CP I realize you are also looking forward to trying it). I don't think it's part of the theme; it's just what this ride is and how they are built. But that said, I agree that everything about the aesthetics of the Wild Mouse fits the Boardwalk perfectly.

This is just what these rides look like.

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I guess someone forgot to tell the late, great Anton Schwartzkoff not to build coasters on wood blocks.

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Cedar Pointer's avatar

Not a big fan of wild mouse coasters BUT, this is a great fit for the park and fills a much needed hole in the lineup.

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The big question, does this make the coaster a hybrid?

And if so, does that make Cedar Point the hybrid coaster capital of the world with four?

When I saw the Wild Mouse construction photos on the CP blog the base selection was my first gripe as well. Wildcat always felt out of place to me being a mobile model. The wood blocks and concrete pad aren't aesthetically pleasing and the vibrating structure while the cars completed the course just felt cheap. Something you'd find at a carnival or like Tidal Twist at the Columbus Zoo I view as acceptable (where rides aren't their main draw). It's not something I picture being added to a top tier amusement park.

Zamperla states on their website they offer the "permanent" style of this coaster as well, so this style was deliberately chosen for whatever reason. Both Ricochet at Carowinds and Apple Zapple at Kings Dominion are your typical run of the mill wild mouse style coasters, but as permanent models, they just "fit in" if that makes sense.

I'm sure my kids and I will love the ride itself, and I believe it's great fit that will be very popular, but the selection of the "mobile" version is just one of those things that will bug me a little bit.

Jeff's avatar

Pretty sure the only difference between permanent and mobile is truck trailers.

Jeff - Advocate of Great Great Tunnels™ - Co-Publisher - PointBuzz - CoasterBuzz - Blog - Music

Cedar Pointer:

Not a big fan of wild mouse coasters BUT, this is a great fit for the park and fills a much needed hole in the lineup

Luckily, it’s not a real wild mouse, as wild mouse coasters don’t have banked turns. It’s gonna be a blast.

Also there are 7 of these Zamperla twister coasters including the Cedar Point version. All of them except one are built on a frame, which is Çilgin Mekik at MOi Park in Turkey. The anchored one is also the only indoor one and also the only other custom twister coaster with banked turns, like our “Wild Mouse”. There are videos of Çilgin Mekik on YouTube if you wanna get an idea of what we are in for.

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jimmyburke's avatar

It being "non-permanent" provides CP with many options for the future. Just as Wildcat was re-located throughout it's history at CP the same could occur for Wild Mouse. If other areas become seen as ideal due to rides aging out, being removed, being re-imagined it could be moved to fill an area. What if the brutal Nor'eastern winds, rain, sand prove to cause issues at it's present location? It was sometimes miserable on the Wicked Twister platform. It does fit nicely theme-wise where it is along with the other two they are moving there so I don't see it being temporary there but they do have options if deemed advantageous to move it.

I'm not convinced Forbidden Frontier at Adventure Island will be there long term.

Jeff's avatar

Guys, you don't need footers sitting in bedrock for this kind of ride. Y'all are making an issue out of nothing.

Jeff - Advocate of Great Great Tunnels™ - Co-Publisher - PointBuzz - CoasterBuzz - Blog - Music

Can't speak for everyone here, but for me it's not an 'issue', just an interesting topic to discuss in a particularly light news period. IAAPA starts tomorrow so I'm sure we'll have a different topic soon.

Tbh I actually am excited for it.

I always did ride Wildcat when I went to CP.

My only beef is that this layout looks really short, and less intense than wildcat was.

I like mice and I agree this fills a needed hole in the lineup.

But I would've much rather had a conventional mouse, not a spinning one. Spinning rides give unpleasant sensation.

I can ride the tallest and fastest coasters in the world without blinking an eye, but I'll blow chunks on a tilt a whirl.

GL2CP's avatar

Tilt a whirls are no laughing matter, even when they look like beetles.

First ride; Magnum 1994

Frog Hopper King's avatar

I'm really excited about this addition. I am curious to see how the ride experience is. I have been on a few spinning mouse-type attractions and they are either crazy fun or very uncomfortable. (to me at least). I can't wait to see all of the final touches to this new area. It's going to be great.

Frog Hopper 2022

People complain about the weirdest things on here. They did actually pour a lot of concrete for this. Brand new clean slab. Its not like they just set this thing down on top of the midway. They made a pretty big investment already.

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