Cedar Point announced on Sept 9, 2015, that the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest dive roller coaster would be constructed. Valravn, which is themed to a supernatural bird from Danish folklore, will debut with a height of 223 ft. The first drop will plummet riders down 214 ft before entering the first of 3 inversions on the ride. Total ride length is 3,415 ft and will reach speeds of 75 mph.
The park has been hard at work constructing this attraction. During the 2015 fall season at the park, many park goers were invited to check out the Valravn preview center where they could use a unique code at the Valravn vending machine to receive a prize.
Construction continues on the many track elements that will support this new coaster. The ride will also mark the 100th roller coaster designed and manufactured by Bollinger and Mabillard (B&M) of Switzerland. The ride manufacturer is known for designing and manufacturing many of Cedar Point’s other attractions from Raptor, Rougarou, and most recently Gatekeeper.
Cedar Point is currently constructing the lift hill pieces. The ride will have many large lift hill pieces with the heaviest section cresting at the top of the lift. You can continue to follow progress of Valravn by visiting: https://valravn.cedarpoint.com
Valravn will debut as the world’s tallest, fastest, longest dive coaster in 2016 at Cedar Point
Riders will dive 214 ft in 2016 on Valravn
Construction continues on Valravn’s lift hill section, with the transfer track and station track completed.
Lift hill sections are bolted together and will be connected to the lift hill supports once erected
Closeup view of the lift hill sections on the construction site
Current view of the construction site via the park webcam (12-4-15)
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
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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