The Boardwalk - New for 2023

The view of the wheel isn't that great, and they just cancel it when it starts getting good.

Isn't the whole point of a Ferris Wheel to give the best views when you're at the very top?

Yes. I can’t be the only other one who is confused as to why it matters if the view is partially obstructed on only one side when you’re only half way up. If you’ve ever ridden Sorin’ at Disney, you’ll know some of the coolest moments come when you’re coming up on the top of a mountain and then once you’ve crested it, the entire panorama comes into view all at once. I imagine it’ll be a similar perspective when you get to the same elevation as the new building.

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I doubt that the view has changed in any materially significant way. Before this two-story building you had one-story Wicked Twister. It'll take, what, an extra two seconds to get high enough to see over it?

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eChameleon's avatar

Rent a plane if you want a better view.

HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Or fly a drone…

Frog Hopper King's avatar

The new building is really well designed. It in some sense is part of the view, not obstructing it.

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to get high

Sir, that activity is strictly prohibited on all rides at Cedar Point and is grounds for immediate removal from the park. (memories of Frontier Lift)

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You can try to tell me how good the view will be a bit more than halfway up but it is still a very odd place to put the eatery.

Giant Wheel is 145' tall. Grand Pavilion's main large roof looks to be, what, maybe 50' tall? So your math is pretty far off there. And a beachfront location is not in any way an odd place to put a restaurant. Quite the opposite, actually.

Maybe wait to see things in person before complaining about how they turned out?


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Speaking of food. I'm really interested to see what Dining options are going to be offered in the new Pavilion. Part of me assumes that the food is going to be higher quality than what you can get at a stand-alone stand in the park, but I'm really curious to see exactly what it will be.

It has been a few years now since my last visit, but I have heard that the food quality has gone up in the new eateries around the park.

(Was it confirmed that there will also be beach access to a bar?)

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Yes the park has definitely stepped-up their food game over the past few years. I don't recall them mentioning a bar that can be accessed from the beach but there is supposed to be a bar with water views. My guess is one (or both) of the second level patios.

As for the dining, they haven't specified if it will be table or quick service. Hoping for the former but expecting the latter.

I think the general consensus is that there was going to be no access to the pavilion from outside the park but we we're just basing that assumption on the renderings provided so who know

Part of the assumption was on renderings. The other part of the assumption was on logistics. I don't see them staffing another park entry when the beach gate is right there by Windseeker. That doesn't mean they won't have a walk-up window on the beach side serving food and/or drinks though. Even if they do, I'm sure it will only be open July 4 weekend to mid-August.

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That's correct. The artwork, which is based on the plans, does not show an entrance to the facility from the beach. So it seems that guests will need to enter the park to get into Grand Pavilion, which makes sense from a logistics standpoint as Scott mentions.

As for whether it's quick or table service, it would make sense for it to be flexible enough to offer either, depending on the occasion. Quick service for the day-to-day operation, with the opportunity to provide table service, buffet, etc., for special events.


I think the building is big enough to offer multiple options provided they can staff it appropriately

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I just saw some pictures from a Facebook post looking back in at the area from just off-shore. They took out more pavement than I initially thought, it is torn out all the way down to where the "Hexed" haunt is located including up to the restrooms across from Gatekeeper. Also all the way to the Kiddie Kingdom side of Dodgem.

It can be seen that the new building is maybe 1/3 the height of Giant Wheel at most. Minimal view blockage.

djDaemon's avatar

Appears that Mr. Potato is gone.


eChameleon's avatar

Obviously renderings are not fully indicative of the finished product and all that, but there is a similar shaped building on the boardwalk renderings, just with a different facade. Hope they're just rebuilding it from the ground up. It's always a sad day when a place dedicated solely to fries goes away.

e x i t english's avatar

That place hasn’t been a solely dedicated fry place in a few years. In fact, it was most recently The Roost - a fried chicken establishment that I saw open once.

I think it was open for a few weeks in 2021. It was a rare food credit to get, making it all the more "world famous"

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