Cedar Point announces Steel Vengeance, the tallest roller coaster of its kind

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New for the 2018 season is Steel Vengeance, a record-breaking roller coaster that will be the tallest of its kind.

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Things are getting wild at Cedar Point.

New for the 2018 season is Steel Vengeance, a record-breaking roller coaster that will be the tallest of its kind.

It will be the first wood-steel hybrid coaster in the world to feature a first drop taller at heights higher than 200 feet. Standing at 205 feet tall, riders will plummet at a 90-degree vertical angle at speeds up to 74 mph with upside-down maneuvers.

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Overall, Steel Vengeance is 5,740 feet long, including a 73 mph airtime hill. There are 27.2 seconds of total airtime throughout the entire ride, which is the most airtime on any roller coaster ever constructed in the world.

Cedar Point officials announced the details Wednesday during a Hootenanny celebration in the FrontierTown section of the park.

Post by WKYC.Channel3.

The ride, which takes over the former Mean Streak wooden roller coaster, is currently being pieced together by Rocky Mountain Construction. The company is known for overhauling old wooden coasters into wood-steel hybrids, offering a much smoother experience.

The ride will debut during Cedar Point's opening day next season in May 2018.

Steel Vengance features a 116-foot-tall outer-banked hill placing riders on an outward tilt while moving forward. The coaster will also debut the first-of-its-kind “Twisted Snake Dive.” In this new maneuver, the coaster’s train will enter a half-barrel roll, hang upside-down for a brief moment and then turn back in the direction of travel, not completing a full roll. The coaster’s is configured in a figure-eight layout.

Click here to see a time line featuring key moments between Mean Streak's demise to the announcement of Steel Vengeance.

Steel Vengeance ride stats

Ride time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Maximum speed: 74 mph

Capacity: 1,200 riders per hour

Model: Hyper-hybrid (Wood-steel coaster higher than 200 feet)

Lift hill height: 205 feet

Angle of first drop: 90 degrees

Vertical drop height: 200 feet

Total track length: 5,740 feet

Ride: Three, 24-passenger trains named after ‘Wanted’ characters “Blackjack,” “Digger” and “Wild One.”

Restraints: Lap bar with redundant safety belt

 

World records

Tallest hybrid roller coaster (205 feet)

Fastest hybrid roller coaster (74 mph)

Longest hybrid roller coaster (5,740 feet)

Steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (90 degrees)

Longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (200 feet)

Most inversions on a hybrid coaster (4)

Fastest airtime hill on a hybrid coaster (73 mph)

Most airtime on a hybrid coaster (27.2 seconds)

Most airtime on any roller coaster (27.2 seconds)

World’s first hyper-hybrid roller coaster

cedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 1 Cedar Point's new Steel Vengeance roller coaster.  Cedar Pointcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 2 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 3 Cedar Point's new Steel Vengeance roller coaster.  Cedar Pointcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 4 New for Cedar Point's 2018 season is "Steel Vengeance," a record-breaking roller coaster that will be the tallest of its kind.  WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 5 Rendering of the Steel Vengeance, the newest roller coaster at Cedar Point's FrontierTown in Sandusky, Ohio, opening in the spring of 2018.  Cedar Pointcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 6 Cedar Point's new Steel Vengeance roller coaster.  Cedar Pointcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 7 Cedar Point's new Steel Vengeance roller coaster.  Cedar Pointcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 8 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 9 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 10 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 11 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 12 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 13 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 14 WKYC was given a tour of the Cedar Point site where Rocky Mountain Construction is re-inventing the wooden roller coaster formerly known as Mean Streak.  Ryan Haidet/WKYCcedar-point-announces-steel-vengeance-the-tallest-roller-coaster-of-its-kind photo 15 Cedar Point's new Steel Vengeance roller coaster will open in May.  Cedar Point

 

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