Valravn: Cedar Point to build the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive coaster

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SANDUSKY, OH - Cedar Point's newest roller coaster will begin diving through the skies in 2016.

The park announced Wednesday that Valravn, the world's tallest, fastest and longest dive roller coaster will be the park's latest addition to its 17 other coasters beginning the 2016 season.

How tall is the tallest dive coaster in the world? Valravn starts with a 223-foot climb to its first hill. Once there, the train pauses at the edge of the first drop for  four seconds, giving  riders a one-of-a-kind view.  Next up is a  a record 214 feet free-fall at a completely vertical, 90-degree angle, reaching a top speed of 75 mph.

Had enough? In addition to the heart-stopping drops, the ride flips riders over three times over the rest of the 3415 foot long journey.

***watch a virtual ride on Valravn by clicking the video box above***

If you want to be able to take a virtual ride on the coaster on your own, there's a way to do that even before the ride opens. “For the first time ever, guests are able to take an immersive ride on Valravn before it opens next summer – and the actual experience will be unmatched with the tallest lift hill, fastest speed, longest track and most inversions on a dive coaster, right here at Cedar Point" says Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point.

For more on Valravn, including the virtual reality ride, click here. 

Valravn will shatter 10 world records when it debuts next summer, including:

1.Tallest dive coaster (223 feet)

2.Fastest dive coaster (75 mph)

3.Longest dive coaster (3,415 feet)

4.Most inversions on a dive coaster (three)

5.Longest drop on a dive coaster (214 feet)

6.Highest inversion on a dive coaster (165 feet)

7.Most roller coasters taller than 200 feet at one amusement park (5)

8.Most rides at one amusement park (72)

9.Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (52,125 feet/9.9 miles)

10.Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,110 feet/11.4 miles)

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:06 am

Valravn is the name of the new ride at Cedar Point.

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:06 am

Valravn will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in the world.

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:08 am

Cedar Fair Sr VP Rob Decker: The coaster will shatter 10 world records. It’s the park’s 18th coaster. 

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:09 am

Cedar Fair Sr VP Rob Decker: Valravn is huge: the train itself holds 8 across, in three rows. The track weighs 3 million pounds. 

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:09 am

Cedar Fair Sr VP Rob Decker: At the apex, it will rise in a 90 degree free fall drop, 22 stories high. It is the tallest dive coaster in the world. 

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:12 am

Cedar Fair Sr VP Rob Decker: Recrods for it include: Tallest dive coaster at 223 feet. Fastest at 75 miles an hour. Longest at 3415 feet long. Most inversions: 3. Highest inversion of a coaster.
Cedar Point records include: the most roller coasters taller than 200 feet. Most rides in one amusement park. Most rides in an amusement park. Most steel rides in an amusement park. 

Ann Domeck September 9, 20159:17 am

Cedar Point VP GM, Jason McClure: Today’s ride announcement will include a virtual reality experience with Valravn.