Take a ride! Cedar Point debuts new 'Steel Vengeance' roller coa - WNEM TV 5

Take a ride! Cedar Point debuts new 'Steel Vengeance' roller coaster

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Courtesy of Cedar Point Courtesy of Cedar Point
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Cedar Point is back for the 2018 season with a vengeance.

The “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” has debuted its first hyper-hybrid roller coaster, the Steel Vengeance. It’s the world’s first steel-on-wood hybrid roller coaster that stands over 200 feet tall with a 90-degree initial drop down and almost 30 seconds of airtime.

The ride also features the world’s first “Twisted Snake Drive.”

“Snaking the train through a half-barrel roll, holding it upside-down for a brief moment and then twisting it back into the direction of travel, not completing a full roll. Multiple airtime hills, twists, dives and overbanked turns follow in this 2-minute, 30-second journey,” the amusement park said in a press release.

The ride can reach speeds up to 74 mph.

Steel Vengeance is located in the FrontierTown section of the park where the Mean Streak ride once stood.

While the park’s opening day isn’t until Saturday, May 5, guests have several opportunities to ride the hyper-hybrid including:

  • Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit – This fundraiser for the LeBron James Family Foundation gives guests the opportunity to ride Steel Vengeance on the evening of Friday, April 27. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds going to the LeBron James Family Foundation. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event at cedarpoint.com/events.
  • Season Passholder FrontierTown Hoedown – During this event, exclusively for all 2018 Season and Platinum Passholders, Steel Vengeance will be open for three nights, April 30, May 1 and 2. Additional rides will be available in FrontierTown, along with food sampling, entertainment and more. This event is free to attend, but tickets are limited and must be claimed at cedarpoint.com/events.

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