Rougarou! A first look at Cedar Point’s hottest new ride

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SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Cedar Point doesn't open for the season until Saturday, but Fox 8 was at the park for a sneak peek during media day today.

This summer, Cedar Point is unveiling the Rougarou, the park's first floorless roller coaster.

Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton got to ride the Rougarou Friday. In fact, there were over 100 media crews there along with roller coaster enthusiasts from all over the country.

The Rougarou is Cedar Point's 17th coaster in all, and flips passengers upside down four times at speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

Here are a few facts about the new ride:

-- Ride is 145 feet tall
-- First drop is 137 feet down
-- Includes three floorless trains, which hold 32 riders each
-- The track is 3,900 feet long

Also new for Cedar Point visitors this year is a newly renovated Hotel Breakers, which has all new exterior and interior, remodeled rooms and lots of other features.

 

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