Cedar Point Announces Changes for 2018! – News Speculation & My Thoughts

Today is a blog post that I have been waiting to write since the end of the 2017 season at Cedar Point! This will be one of the most complete and well-written posts that I have ever done! This will include the changes coming to Cedar Point, my speculation on future changes, and my thoughts on the changes! This will be set up a little different since there is SO MUCH INFORMATION to give to you. There will be headers for different categories, headers for the new things, and my thoughts section for all new additions! Enjoy!

Gift Shop Renovations

Park Plaza will be getting a complete renovation

The gift shop right in front of the Midway Carousel will be getting a complete renovation. The new theme will be to a beach like the Hotel Breakers Boutique or gift shops in the Cedar Point Shores water park.

The Trading Post and General Store will be re-themed

The Trading Post and the General Store will be re-themed to the area with new displays and feature some candy and fudge from the Sweet Spot located on the Main Midway!

My Thoughts

I think this will be a good renovation for these stores and will make FrontierTown even better!

New Food Options

Chick-fil-A returns to Cedar Point

Chick-fil-A is returning to Cedar Point once again. The restaurant is located next to Maverick’s exit and part of the queue line. The restaurant was transformed into Frontier Inn in 2016 just like the old restaurant with homemade chicken.

My Thoughts

I think this is a great decision. I think the real reason it closed was that Cedar Point didn’t like that it was closed on Sundays. To be honest, even though Chick-fil-A was closed on Sundays I enjoy their Chicken Delux sandwich or chicken nuggets/fingers. Frontier Inn received way less attractive because it was $15 dollars for a chicken finger basket and according to CP Food Blog, it wasn’t even that good.

Burger Patio will become Buckaroo’s Burritos

Burger Patio which is located next to the opening to get to the area where Chickie’s and Pete’s is will become Buckaroo’s Burritos and will serve different types of burritos and other sides as well.

My Thoughts

I think this is a good addition to the park as a burrito is a good quick snack at an amusement park to have. Most people would like to go to a sit-down restaurant to have a burger, but despite that, the park doesn’t have any locations just specifically for burritos.

Famous Daves BBQ Shack is becoming Frontier Foldovers

This food location is where the old BBQ shack was on the Frontier Trail. Not to get the two confused, the Frontier Trail is the section right after the CP & LE Railroad and it ends at the bridge near Maverick. Then, you enter Frontier Town. This is a quick-service location and will offer folded brisket and chicken & Italian meat sandwiches.

My Thoughts

I think this will be a good addition to the park for people looking for an old-time taste. Something that really deserves praise is the new food options to accommodate FrontierTown and Frontier Trail! I think it is good that they are evolving the sections of the park!

Several Coke refresh stations will become a Coca-Cola Freestyle

Several Coke Refresh stations which didn’t offer water and has fewer less drink options will become a Coca-Cola Freestyle station. The Gemini, Skyride, and Skyride 2 stations will be transformed for this season.

My Thoughts

I am very pleased that they are making this improvement. Sometimes during the day, I like a water refresh and it is super annoying to have to walk an extra 500-1,000 feet to find a Coka-Cola Freestyle station and it is more convenient.

Roundup will get a new menu

The Roundup will be getting a new menu and will be themed to a western eatery. It will have featured burgers to all three characters of Steel Vengeance. The Blackjack Smokehouse Burger, Chess Burger with Aioli, and The Digger Challenge!

My Thoughts

I think this is a great idea and will really enhance the food experience in FrontierTown! I know these names are very compelling to me and I am very excited to try them!

Sagebrush Sue’s will become Sidewinder Sue’s and feature new menu items

Formerly Sagebrush Sue’s, now becoming Sidewinder Sue’s a quick service restaurant will feature french fries and twisted potatoes on the new menu!

My Thoughts

I think people will enjoy the new menu items and I like the new name much better than the old one!

Chuck Wagon becomes Ms. Keet’s Smokehouse

Chuck Wagon will become Ms. Keet’s Smokehouse and will feature new menu items. Brisket, pork, sausage, beans, and more will be among the new items, some from the Brew & BBQ event at Cedar Point every year!

My Thoughts

I think this is a great addition and a good new name for the food location. The new items sound very good and I am eager to try them out!


Steel Vengeance, a record-breaking coaster will debut in May

As you have probably heard by now, Steel Vengeance, a record-breaking and the first hyper-hybrid coaster will debut in May! It will be the tallest, fastest, and longest hybrid coaster in the world! It will also have the most airtime on any roller coaster in the world! In addition to all of that, it will break some park records too.

My Thoughts

I am very excited for this coaster and I think it will be the best or the 2nd best coaster at Cedar Point! I am very excited to ride it and very fortunate Cedar Point is my home park!

Iron Dragon VR will return this year

Iron Dragon VR will return this year at the original time from 4-8 p.m. when the park closes at 10 p.m. or later! Cedar Point has not announced the dates of the return.

My Thoughts

I personally am not a fan of Iron Dragon VR, but I am willing to give it one more try. However, after that, I will definitely know if I like it or not.

Maverick will be getting tunnel effects just like in 2007

Maverick used to have tunnel theming in 2007 which I was aware of but since they faded in years, I have totally overlooked it.

My Thoughts

I think it is great they will be bringing back the effects in 2007. Hopefully, they may add tunnel effects to Magnum XL-200 like they had laser noises, blue lights, and fog in the tunnels.


The Traildust Trio will be in the gazebo near Skyhawk

The gazebo near Skyhawk will house a new show called the Traildust Trio during HalloWeekends. More details will be announced in August.

My Thoughts

I think this is a good idea! I don’t really have anything else to say though as we don’t have many details for this show.

Bluegrass Jamboree stage being moved near Roundup

The Bluegrass Jamboree, which performs country music several times per day, will b moved from an odd area in the middle of no-where near the Coka-Cola Fountain & Floats in FrontierTown!

My Thoughts

Honestly, since I don’t care for much country music, I didn’t love this show but the location was in the middle of no-where and made it a little hard to access the things near the show so this will make it have dedicated seating as well for more enjoyment.

Palace Theatre will debut a new show called Lusty’s Lil’s French Revue

The theatre will feature this new show which will be themed as a country/western themed show! The theatre will also stay open like the Red Garter Theatre does near Millennium Force so you can get something to eat or drink anytime.

My Thoughts

I am excited to see the new show and I think this is a good decision for the success in FrontierTown!

Stadium for the All Wheels Extreme Demolished

The stadium for the All Wheels Extreme was demolished in the off-season and the land will be used for future development! According to Cedar Point’s park spokesman Tony Clark, they will announce more information when it’s time.

My Thoughts

I think this is a good decision as I didn’t enjoy the show, however, I think it will be used for their 150th anniversary in 2020!


Water Towers

The old water tower near the Corkscrew which has paint peeling and after all of the water main issues from 2013-present, it will finally be removed.

My Thoughts

I think it is a good thing that the water tower will be removed as Cedar Point has had issues with it. The new water tower holds 1 million gallons of water and looks very nice. The only disadvantage is it was painted the year before Cedar Point changed their logo, so the old one is painted on their. Honestly, I liked the old logo better, in my opinion.

Steel Vengeance will feature a beer from Brew Kettle

Steel Vengeance will have a featured beer from the Brew Kettle just like Valravn and Rougarou did!

My Thoughts

I think it is good they are partnering and continuing the tradition! It also is a nice extra thing for the ride!

Jitney Arcade will feature new games

The Jitney Arcade near The Palace Theatre will feature new games themed to the old times including the return of a shooting gallery.

My Thoughts

I think this is a good decision and will really touch up the gallery to suit the FrontierTown theme!

Sandcastle Suites hotel removed for campsites

Sandcastle Suites hotel was removed to add 25 new campsites to the park which more details are available in another one of my recent blog posts here!

My Thoughts

another I think this is a good thing for the park as the hotel was old and outdated.


In the theatre next to Wicked Twister being demolished, I can see this will be the last year for some of the attractions near it including Wicked Twister, Troika, Giant Wheel, and Tiki Twirl will be relocated or removed. Maybe to the Dinosaurs Alive area of the park or somewhere else. I could see a new roller coaster being added their near the beach which would bring back the idea of Cedar Point being here because of Lake Erie!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I worked very hard to ensure it was complete, accurate, and compelling! Make sure to let me know if you enjoyed it!


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