The anticipation of going up a 220+ foot hill is generally met with hysteria and excitement as you nosedive down the other side of the hill. However, we are not talking your “normal” roller coaster, we are at Cedar Point, the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, and they like to spice things up a little.
On the new for 2016 ride – the Valravn is the most unique coaster at Cedar Point.
As a Cedar Point Blogger . . . and long time visitor, I wanted to explain and show you what “hold and dive” means. The Valravn takes you up 223 feet and before you drop, holds you over the edge of the top of the hill for not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 seconds. You can take this time to take in the beautiful scenery of Lake Erie and the Cedar Point skyline, or you can take that time to panic, freak out, go nuts or however you may like!
After the hold and dive, there is plenty of ride left, 3 inversions which will leave you head over heals and another drop mixed in with speeds up to 75mph will leave you wanting to ride again! Check out this point of view Valravn video . . . WOW!
Here is the world record count:
- Tallest Dive Coaster (223 feet)
- Fastest Dive Coaster (75 mph)
- Longest Dive Coaster (3,415 feet)
- Most Inversions on a Dive Coaster (3)
- Longest Drop on a Dive Coaster (214 feet)
- Highest Inversion on a Dive Coaster (165 feet)
- Most Roller Coasters Taller Than 200 Feet at One Amusement Park (5)
- Most Rides at One Amusement Park (71)
- Most Steel Roller Coaster Track at One Amusement Park (52,125 feet/9.9 miles)
- Most Roller Coaster Track at One Amusement Park (60,110/11.4 miles)
I can honestly say that anyone within 4 hours of Cedar Point is spoiled. Cedar Point has an amazing collection of roller coasters and many other offerings to provide a perfect family experience. Since you can’t ride it yet, make sure you check out the Valravn video above, imagine riding in the front seat and get ready for summer!
Cedar Point is home to the best roller coaster rides in the world, and it’s located in sunny Sandusky, OH. I will be there this summer to take in everything Cedar Point has to offer, when will you?
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