Cedar Point to build the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive coaster

Posted at 6:57 PM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 18:57:40-04

SANDUSKY, OH (FOX 8) – Cedar Point’s newest roller coaster will begin diving through the skies in 2016.

According to FOX 8, the park announced Wednesday that Valravn, the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive roller coaster will be the park’s latest addition to its 17 other coasters beginning the 2016 season.

How tall is the tallest dive coaster in the world? Valravn starts with a 223-foot climb to its first hill. Once there, the train pauses at the edge of the first drop for four seconds, giving riders a one-of-a-kind view. Next is a a record 214 feet freefall at a completely vertical, 90-degree angle, reaching a top speed of 75 mph.

***Watch a virtual ride on Valravn by clicking the video box above***

Had enough? In addition to the heart-stopping drops, the ride flips riders over three times over the rest of the 3415 foot long journey.

If you want to be able to take a virtual ride on the coaster, there’s a way to do that even before the ride opens. “For the first time ever, guests are able to take an immersive ride on Valravn before it opens next summer – and the actual experience will be unmatched with the tallest lift hill, fastest speed, longest track and most inversions on a dive coaster, right here at Cedar Point” says Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point.

Valravn will shatter 10 world records when it debuts next summer:

  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 (72)
  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)