Amusement park enthusiasts got a behind-the-scenes tour of Cedar Point on Saturday at the park’s Winter Chill Out fundraiser. The charity event raised around $40,000 for A Kid Again, an organization that assists families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Cedar Point also unveiled a number of changes coming to the park this season, aside from the much-anticipated hybrid roller coaster, the Steel Vengeance.

The park’s gift shop at the main entrance is getting a complete redo in the offseason and will sport a beach theme when the park opens in May.

The BBQ Shack on Frontier Trail will now be called Frontier Foldovers and offer folded brisket, chicken and Italian meat sandwiches.

And Sidewinder Sue’s near the FrontierTown train station will offer “twisty” fries with meat toppings of pulled pork, brisket or chili.

Most of the other changes announced center around the area of FrontierTown in and around the revamped Mean Streak roller coaster.

A new eatery, Miss Keat’s Smoke Shack, located by the Last Chance Saloon in FrontierTown will feature barbecue brisket, pork, wings, sausage and savory sides.

The menu at the Roundup by the entrance to the Maverick will have new burger options that are larger and have new toppings.

The FrontierTown Shooting Gallery with animated scenes and sounds will be outside of the Jitney Arcade.

The popular basketball shooting game will become a game of H-O-R-S-E where guests have to attempt to sink baskets from strategically-placed spots on the midway.

There will also be an outdoor stage — the Gossip Gulch — that will feature live entertainment, including the park’s Bluegrass Jamboree band.

The Palace Theatre in FrontierTown will feature “Lusty Lil’s French Revue,” a family-friendly show with live music, comedy and cancan dancers.

The stage in the park’s Celebration Plaza will feature the show “Vertical Impact” with acrobats and dancers.

Another new show will be “Snoopy’s Dog Days of Summer,” featuring the Peanuts gang on the Main Midway near Pagoda Gift Shop.

The park will open for its 149th season on May 5.

For more information, visit cedarpoint.com.

Craig Webb can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.