Steel Vengeance, the world's first "hyper-hybrid" roller coaster, has received its first challengers. On April 25, members of the media were invited to share their inaugural ride experience with their readers, viewers and listeners.
Steel Vengeance riders board one of three trains and climb 205 feet above FrontierTown. Following the crest the lift hill, they stare straight down a 90-degree initial drop and a 200-foot dive to the ground. Multiple airtime hills follow, including the world's fastest airtime hill ever created on a hybrid roller coaster, and a 116-foot-tall outer-banked hill placing riders on an outward tilt while moving forward. Multiple airtime hills, twists, dives and overbanked turns follow in this 2-minute, 30-second journey.
The new coaster shatters 10 world records, including tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster, and its creation has produced an entirely new classification of roller coaster – the "hyper-hybrid." It combines the hybrid construction of smooth steel track set atop a wooden structure, but also reaches a height of over 200 feet – the defining feature of a "hyper-coaster."
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, and Steel Vengeance will open to the public during Steel Vengeance World Premiere Weekend, May 5 & 6.