SANDUSKY, Ohio — Cedar Point gave a sneak peek of its new record-breaking dive coaster, Valravn at a media preview Wednesday morning.
The Valravn is the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster. It’s the 18th for Cedar Point.
The coaster carries riders 20 stories up to the top of a 223-foot-tall hill, then free falls 214 feet for four seconds at a vertical, 90-degree angle reaching a top speed of 75 miles per hour.
The ride then flips passengers upside down into a half loop, then a half roll before another drop zone. Riders plunge 125 feet at a near 90-degree angle. Then it twists upside down twice more, loops and rolls before coming to a stop.
Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton was among those lucky enough to ride the new coaster during FOX 8 News in The Morning.
The ride is breaking 10 world records:
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 (71)
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)
On Thursday, Cedar Point is hosting the Valravn First Rider Benefit, which will raise money for the LeBron James Family Foundation. Tickets will ensure you’re among the first to ride on the new roller coaster.
Then the Valravn World Premiere Weekend will run May 7 and 8. All rides will open for the season.