SANDUSKY, Ohio — We’ll finally get to see the world’s first hyper-hybrid roller coaster in action today at Cedar Point.
Media from all over the country got a look at the brand new Steel Vengeance at a special press event.
Fox 8’s own Kenny Crumpton gave it a whirl. Watch his experience in the video above.
The Steel Vengeance is the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid coaster in the world, and will reach speeds of up to 74 mph.
It’s world premiere weekend will be May 5 and 6.
At more than 200 feet tall, the amusement park says the new hybrid design combines a steel running track on a massive wooden structure that provides an extremely smooth and comfortable ride while enabling the coaster’s trains to perform maneuvers previously unheard of on a wooden roller coaster.
Last fall, Cedar Point explained how the ride will work: Riders will board one of three trains and climb 205 feet above FrontierTown. Once they crest the lift hill, they’ll be staring straight down a 90-degree initial drop and a 200-foot fall to earth. Multiple airtime hills follow, including the world’s fastest airtime hill ever created on a hybrid roller coaster, and a 116-foot-tall outer-banked hill placing riders on an outward tilt while moving forward.
The massive Mean Streak wooden coaster was shut down in 2016.
Since then, it’s undergone a huge amount of work to turn it into the hybrid coaster.