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Cedar Point announces more changes for 2019: See what's replacing the Witches' Wheel ride

In addition to the Forbidden Frontier interactive experience, Cedar Point has revealed plans for a few new upgrades coming to the park.
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SANDUSKY, Ohio — Things are changing at Cedar Point once again.

Park officials revealed fresh details Friday about new options coming for the 2019 season.

Here’s the lineup…

Hugo’s Italian Kitchen: The Midway Market restaurant is being replaced by this new eatery. It will serve traditional Italian fare like hand-made pastas, brick-oven pizzas, chicken Parmesan sandwiches, salads, meatball sandwiches and desserts.

BackBeatQue: This dining experience couples live music and smokehouse barbecue together.

“This new rock ‘n’ roll and Motown-inspired eatery will serve smoked brisket, rotisserie chicken, pork platters and fresh perch,” park officials explain. “Southern sides like okra, cornbread muffins and house-made macaroni and cheese will also be available.” 

BackBeatQue takes the space formerly held by the Witches' Wheel ride, located in the shadows of Magnum XL-200 near the Gemini Midway.

MORE | What is Cedar Point's Forbidden Frontier? New experience explained

Frontier Festival: Park officials are describing this one as “an immersive Old West, sunflower-inspired street festival with local artisans, kids’ crafts and games, continuous live entertainment and wild food and drink to savor.”

Frontier Festival -- which runs daily June 7-30 from 4-10 p.m. -- includes the following:

- Flower Patch: Kids can decorate their own flowerpot.

- Junkyard Jamboree: Guests can make their own music on metal items.

- Balloon Stampede: Kids can stomp on balloons for prizes.

- Live music: Bluegrass Jamboree.

- Specialty foods: Two-meat barbecue baked beans, bison chili, pulled pork sliders, fire roasted chicken drums, smoked wings, toasted sunflower vinegar slaw, smoked brisket, wild strawberry shortcake and more.

- Drinks: There are also craft beers, ciders, wines and lemonades.

The highlight attraction for 2019 is the previously announced interactive experience known as Forbidden Frontier. You can learn about that HERE.

Cedar Point opens for the season on Saturday, May 11.

One thing to note... 2020 marks Cedar Point's 150th anniversary, which some speculate will deliver something big. Our only hint so far is that Clark has already told WKYC guests can expect a retro atmosphere that pays tribute to Cedar Point’s lengthy history.

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