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Cedar Point begins testing of new Steel Vengeance roller coaster

Cedar Point has begun testing of its latest record-breaking roller coaster, Steel Vengeance.

"You ever feel like you've had an out-of-body experience?" said park spokesperson Tony Clark, after riding the new coaster for the first time. 

The coaster features a new restraint system. A retractable seatbelt and a lap bar with shin pads mean an over-the-shoulder harness does not need to be used, according to the park.

"The 27.2 seconds of airtime is no joke, and it continues right off the lift. All the way down the first drop and into the speed hill. The first massive hill is pure ejector all the way over the top and it continues into the outer-banked airtime hill, which, I can’t really put into words. It’s the weirdest feeling being sent to the side, but also getting airtime. Again, the whole coaster is just nuts," said Clark.

The entire ride will be about two minutes and 30 seconds long and reach speeds of up to 74mph. It is located in the FrontierTown portion of the park.

"How will you feel after? I can’t say because I’m not you. However, I liken it to coming off of Top Thrill Dragster for the first time. You find yourself asking, “what in the heck just happened?” And THAT was only 17 seconds!!" said Clark

According to the theme park, the coaster is 205 feet high and features a 90-degree initial drop 200 feet down to the earth, almost 30 seconds of airtime (the most on any roller coaster on Earth), four head-over-boots inversions, ricocheting movements left-to-right, up-to-down and side to side.

The coaster has been completed and will hold several world records, according to the park, including:

  1. World's tallest hybrid roller coaster (205 feet tall)
  2. World's fastest hybrid roller coaster (74 miles per hour)
  3. World's steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (90 degrees)
  4. World's longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (200 feet)
  5. World's longest hybrid roller coaster (5,740 feet)
  6. Most inversions on a hybrid roller coaster (4)
  7. Fastest airtime hill on a hybrid roller coaster (73 mph)
  8. Most airtime on a hybrid roller coaster (27.2 seconds)
  9. Most airtime on any roller coaster (27.2 seconds)
  10. World's first "hyper-hybrid" roller coaster

Cedar Point will open for its 149th season on Saturday, May 5.


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