Take a POV Ride on the World’s Tallest Dive Roller Coaster
If you’re a bit squeamish, perhaps now would be a good time to look away. Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio, has long been the go-to attraction for those with an appetite for wild and record-breaking roller coasters. Take a ride on the Millennium Force, Magnum XL-200, or the 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster and you’ll agree. But for 2016, Cedar Point has an all-new roller coaster, and as you might expect it’s another record breaker—the tallest, fastest, and longest “drop” roller coaster in the world—Valravn. It stands a towering 223 feet high and blasts riders straight at the ground after letting them dangle precariously over the edge. It’s not a ride for the faint of heart. Not sure you can handle Valravn? Happily, Cedar Point released this point-of-view video that gives a taste of that experience, without all the g-forces of course. Buckle up! RELATED: Watch this Drag Race Become a Hilarious Foot Race
Things start innocently enough with a gingerly ride up to the top of the 223 foot coaster, and it eventually levels off for a beautiful view of Cedar Point and neighboring Lake Erie. But that’s truly the calm before the storm. A sharp stop leaves riders (all 24 of them) hanging for four seconds over a 90 degree drop, then whoosh!
Valravn drops 214 feet vertically, blasting up to 75 mph, and catapults riders through a series of upside-down flips before taking a second vertical dive before the finish. It may only take two and a half minutes to ride, but you’re bound to remember that drop for a long, long time.
Need to give it a try? Cedar Park reopened its doors for the summer 2016 season on May 13th.
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Via: The Verge