Virtual ride: Amusement park to open 'tallest, fastest' roller coaster of its kind

Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:30AM
Take a virtual ride on the new "Steel Vengeance" roller coaster coming to Cedar Point.


SANDUSKY, Ohio - Cedar Point announced Wednesday that it will soon be home to the "tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world."

"Steel Vengeance" will combine a steel track with a wooden structure that climbs to a height of more the 200 feet. Cedar Point said the new coaster provides an extremely smooth and comfortable ride.

Cedar Point said its latest addition breaks several records:
-World's tallest hybrid roller coaster (205 feet)
-World's fastest hybrid roller coaster (74 mph)
-World's steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (90 degrees)
-World's longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (200 feet)
-World's longest hybrid roller coaster (5,740 feet)
-Most inversions on a hybrid roller coaster (4)
-Fastest airtime hill on a hybrid roller coaster (73 mph)
-Most airtime on a hybrid roller coaster (27.2 seconds)
-Most airtime on any roller coaster (27.2 seconds)
-World's first "hyper-hybrid" roller coaster (a hybrid construction of smooth steel track set atop a wood support structure, but also reaches a height of over 200 feet, the definition of a hyper coaster)

The ride is slated to open at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park in spring of 2018.
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