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Iron Dragon is a steel suspended roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, built in 1987 by Arrow Dynamics. It is located in the Celebration Plaza section of the park. It closes for about 40 minutes every night for Luminosity — Ignite the Night!, a nighttime show that takes place right in front of Iron Dragon.HistoryBefore Iron Dragon’s 1987 debut, the Western Cruise boats circumnavigated the waters around this island. The popular boat ride’s station sat on the same part of the midway where Iron Dragon’s station rests today . The Monster circular ride used to call the land under Iron Dragon’s transfer track home. Monster closed on Labor Day weekend in 1986 so Iron Dragon construction could begin. Planning for Iron Dragon began in 1985, the same year the Frontier Lift cable car ride opened for its final season.In the early and mid-1990s, a "remote a boat" game was housed in the water under Iron Dragon's final helix element. This was removed in 1997.Color schemeIron Dragon's previous color scheme was red track with gray supports, similar paint schemes to that of Ninja's at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Vortex at Canada's Wonderland (both are also Arrow suspended swinging coasters). In 2004, the supports were repainted yellow, giving Iron Dragon the same paint scheme as Top Thrill Dragster.
Power Tower is a thrill ride located at two Cedar Fair parks in the U.S.A, Cedar Point and Valleyfair. The attractions are powered by air in large cylinders in which an aircraft steel cable, connected to the internal piston, travels and is also connected to the external rider car. Hydraulic cylinders at the base of the tower provide an extra measure of safety in case of a ride malfunction. Both rides were designed and manufactured by S&S Worldwide of Logan, Utah.Cedar PointPower Tower at Cedar Point is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of Space Shot rides and a pair of Turbo Drop rides, arranged in a square-footprint with a crowning marquee and pyramid joining the four rides at their peaks. Power Tower is the only four-towered drop tower ride in the world, devoting two towers to each drop cycle. Sixteen new LED lights were installed on Power Tower before the 2012 season.Ride specifications Height: 300 ft Drop height: 240 ft Top speed: 50 mph G-force: min -1.0 g, max +4.0 Ride Duration: 45 sec Capacity: 1,700 rides per hour Thrill Rating: 5ValleyfairPower Tower at Valleyfair is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of Turbo Drop rides and a single Space Shot ride, arranged in a triangular-footprint with a crowning marquee joining the three rides at their peaks.
GateKeeper is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), it was the fifth Wing Coaster installation in the world. The ride opened on May 11, 2013, on the most successful opening weekend to date in the park's history. GateKeeper features the highest inversion in the world, with its 170ft Wing Over drop. It has broken several Wing Coaster records, including those for height, speed, track length, drop height and number of inversions. The coaster has a 170ft, 40-degree inclined lift hill with a 164ft drop and features two support towers with keyhole elements that the trains travel through. Its top speed is approximately 67mi/h.Construction began in September 2012 and took roughly eight months to complete. The park built a new entrance plaza featuring the keyhole towers as the centerpiece. The roller coaster replaced Disaster Transport and Space Spiral, both demolished during the summer of 2012, bringing Cedar Point back to its former total of 16 roller coasters. It was Cedar Point's first new roller coaster since Maverick debuted in 2007, and the third B&M coaster in the park following Raptor (1994) and Mantis (1996). In 2013, GateKeeper was the most frequently-ridden roller coaster at Cedar Point, and it ranked 28th among steel roller coasters in the annual Golden Ticket Awards poll from Amusement Today.
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Top Thrill Dragster is a steel accelerator roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the sixteenth roller coaster built at the park since the Blue Streak in 1964. When built in 2003, it was the first full circuit roller coaster to exceed 400ft in height, and was the tallest roller coaster in the world, before being surpassed by Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in May 2005. Top Thrill Dragster, along with Kingda Ka, are the only strata coasters in existence. It was the second hydraulically launched roller coaster built by Intamin, following Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm. The tagline for Top Thrill Dragster is "Race for the Sky".HistoryPlanning for Top Thrill Dragster started around 2000 when Millennium Force opened. Footers started being poured during the winter of 2001/2002 then were covered up during the 2002 operating season. To construct the roller coaster, the park had to use a 480ft crane, only one of four in the United States. Vertical construction by Martin & Vleminckx started in fall 2002, months before the announcement. By October 2002, the roller coaster had reached 200ft. The ride was announced on January 9, 2003 and the structure, built by Intamin's subcontractor Stakotra, was finished shortly after. It is tied with Millennium Force for being the two largest investments in Cedar Point history. The announcement revealed the park's goal to build "the tallest and fastest roller coaster on earth", reaching 420ft and accelerating up to 120mi/h in 3.8 seconds. On March 10, 2003, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company filed a trademark for the name Top Thrill Dragster.
Magnum XL-200, colloquially known as simply Magnum, is a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. When built in 1989, it was the tallest, fastest, and steepest complete-circuit roller coaster in the world as well as the first hypercoaster – a roller coaster that exceeds 200ft in height. Some have credited Magnum with starting a period in the industry known as the roller coaster wars, in which amusement parks competed with one another at a rapid pace to build the next tallest and fastest roller coaster. More than 40 million people had ridden Magnum as of 2009.Magnum XL-200 held the title of tallest roller coaster in the world until 1994 when Pepsi Max Big One opened at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom. Amusement Today presented Magnum with its "Best Steel Roller Coaster" Golden Ticket Award for three consecutive years in a row from 1998 to 2000., it was ranked thirteenth in the world by the same publication.
Woodstock Express is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Built in 1999 by Vekoma, it is a junior roller coaster. The ride is the staple attraction, a part of a new area constructed in 1999, which is Camp Snoopy. Woodstock Express is a cloned roller coaster, as the same design appears at other parks. The most well known version of this ride is Flight of the Hippogriff, located at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.Woodstock Express has a 540-degree downward helix and a 270-degree downward helix. Since the ride debuted in 1999, attendance has steadily declined. This is in partially caused by the park restricting seat belts so only ride operators can release them, which causes a longer load/unload time. Unlike Flying Unicorn which has two trains, Woodstock Express only has one. Riders must be taller than to ride with an adult and tall to ride alone. Woodstock Express.Woodstock Express is not to be confused with Woodstock's Express, a kiddie coaster found at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Gemini is a racing roller coaster with a wooden structure and steel track, located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Built in 1978 by Arrow Dynamics and designed by Ron Toomer, it is one of the oldest roller coasters in the park. When the ride opened, it was marketed as the tallest, fastest and steepest roller coaster in the world. All three record-breaking claims were falsely made as other coasters around the world already beat Gemini. The all-steel Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, opened earlier that year before Gemini and was taller but had a shorter drop. Screamin' Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis opened two years prior to Gemini and was faster at 62 mph.Ride experienceThe structure is considered a steel hybrid due to the track's use of tubular steel which sits on a wooden support structure. Two trains, red and blue, are dispatched on two tracks that run side-by-side throughout most of the ride until briefly diverging into separate helices and coming back together to finish the ride. The coaster's 125ft lift hill sends riders down a 118ft drop at a 55-degree angle up to.Gemini has one of the highest capacities of any ride in the park. Gemini's station previously featured a double-sided entry, allowing guests to enter the station from both the front and the back. Eventually modified to have guests only enter from the back of the station, the stairway formerly used for the queue at the front of the station still remains. When conditions permit, Gemini's trim brakes are disengaged, and a slightly faster ride is experienced. This is especially noticeable when traveling through the helices at the end. When the ride opens in the morning (or when attendance is low) the ride only operates one colored side. Originally, Gemini operated 3 trains on each side of the roller coaster for a total of 6 trains. Gemini currently operates with 4 trains (2 on each side).
Maverick is a steel roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the seventeenth roller coaster built at the park since Blue Streak in 1964. It is notable as being the 500th roller coaster designed by German engineer Werner Stengel and the first roller coaster featuring a Twisted Horseshoe Roll. Maverick's US$21-million price tag makes it Cedar Point's third most expensive roller coaster. The 4450ft course makes it the fourth longest roller coaster at Cedar Point.Maverick was scheduled to open on May 12, 2007, but opening was delayed until May 26, 2007 after testing revealed the heartline roll element to be too intense. Continued use of the element would have put excessive stress on trains. At a drop angle of 95 degrees, Maverick is Cedar Point's steepest roller coaster. The ride's tagline is "The Old West Was Never This Wild."HistoryMaverick sits on the former site of White Water Landing. After White Water Landing closed on October 31, 2005, construction on Maverick began. On January 24, 2006, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company filed a trademark for the name Maverick. The project became known officially and colloquially as "Project 2007" until the announcement on September 7, 2006.