Cedar Point continues to construct Valravn, the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest dive roller coaster. The park has been hard at work along with the construction crews at putting each piece together for the May debut of the ride. The weather has been very seasonable for crews to not have any delays in ensuring that they remain on schedule for finishing the ride on time.
Construction crews began putting in the highest support column before putting up the highest section of track, which weighs in at 95,000 pounds. The highest section on Valravn is at 223 feet in the air, which will put Cedar Point as the only park in the world with five roller coasters at over 200 feet tall.
The top section of Valravn is about to be lifted 223 ft into place
Crews begin to secure the section into place
The highest section of Valravn is in place
Crews will continue to build the first turnaround after the lift hill into where Valravn drops 214 ft towards earth. Once the first drop is completed the crews will connect that section with the top section of track.
You can view the construction webcam by clicking here: http://pixelcaster.com/live/cedarpoint/index.html
Planning a visit?
Cedar Point opens for the 2016 season in May. You can purchase a season pass at the lowest price of the season by visiting: https://www.cedarpoint.com/ticket-category/Season-Passes. Tickets are also available online for 2016.
About Cedar Point:
There is no other place on Earth like Cedar Point, where riders can experience the most diverse lineup of roller coasters, including the world’s first hyper-coaster (Magnum XL-200), the world’s first giga-coaster (Millennium Force), the world’s first strata-coaster (Top Thrill Dragster) and now, the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in the world, Valravn. In total, 18 world-class roller coasters call Cedar Point home, making it THE bucket list, must-do amusement park for thrill-seekers around the world.
About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
About Bollinger and Mabillard:
Bollinger and Mabillard is known for the design and manufacturing of 100 different roller coasters throughout the world. The company most recently constructed rides in 2015 from Fury 325 at Carowinds, a winner of Best New Ride by the Golden Ticket awards, to Thunderbird, the nation’s first launch wing coaster. The company is known as the “Cadillac” of roller coaster design and manufacturing.
Logo and image credits:
Logo courtesy of Cedar Point
Feature image courtesy of Cedar Point
Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire
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