Cedar Point’s Heyday Reimagined at The Boardwalk

Press Release from Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Aug. 11, 2022) – The excitement and nostalgia of Cedar Point’s classic lakeside experience will be celebrated in a whole new way in 2023 when the park opens The Boardwalk, a new themed area just steps away from the very Lake Erie shoreline that made Cedar Point famous. The Boardwalk is a modern interpretation of the Cedar Point of yesteryear. New ride, dining and entertainment experiences for the entire family will round out the improvements coming to the former Lakeside Midway.

More than an amusement park, Cedar Point continues to expand its attractions, signature events and festivals, year-round overnight accommodations and multi-day offerings, giving families so many reasons to explore the park and create new memories while solidifying their annual traditions.

“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,” said 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.”

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Carowinds Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary Season in 2023

Press Release from Carowinds

Charlotte, N.C. (August 11, 2022)—On March 31, 1973, Carowinds officially opened to 6,000 guests amid great fanfare. The grand opening marked the culmination of years of formulation, planning and development by founder E. Pat Hall, a Charlotte businessman. Built at an estimated cost of $70 million, Carowinds was named for a combination of the surrounding Carolinas and the winds that blew across the two states. The park included original attractions such as Carolina Skytower, Snoopy’s Junction and Carolina Goldrusher – still in operation today. Five decades later, guests will experience the iconic border between North Carolina and South Carolina
anew when Carowinds celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023.

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Viking Invasion Brings New Water Ride and Roller Coaster to Adventureland

Press Release from Adventureland

ALTOONA, Iowa [August 9, 2022] – Adventureland Resort guests will join Viking invaders on two new adventures next summer in a new themed area coming to the Home of Iowa’s Best Thrills next year.

In their conquest, the Vikings will be constructing two all-new thrilling rides intertwined! The Flying Viking roller coaster will soar over, under and around family water ride Draken Falls. Hang on as Flying Viking travels 1,300+ feet of twisting, turning, exhilarating track. Then brave the rushing waters of Draken Falls with towering plunges and multiple splashdowns in a six-person Viking ship.

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Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster Set to Open at Dollywood in Spring 2023!

Press Release from Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, August 5, 2022) — Dolly Parton today announced the newest addition to Dollywood Parks & Resorts, the $25 million Big Bear Mountain, a nearly 4,000 ft. long roller coaster which allows guests to embark on an unforgettable expedition through the Smokies in search of the elusive “Big Bear.” Big Bear Mountain, which at 3,990 ft. becomes the longest roller coaster at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, park, marks the expansion of Dollywood’s newest area, Wildwood Grove.

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