New Roller Coaster In Ohio Will Break Six World Records

September 16, 2015

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The Valravn roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio will break six world records (and help break four more for the park) when it opens to visitors next year. The new dive coaster (a roller coaster that has at least one free-falling 90-degree drop and pauses riders on the edge of that drop for a few seconds) is sure to be a hit with people who don't already feel like they're about to die at any moment. The new records it will set:

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 (72)
Most Steel Roller Coaster Track at One Amusement Park (9.9 miles)
Most Roller Coaster Track at One Amusement Park (11.4 miles)

You know, I actually got hit in the face by someone's cell phone when I was riding a roller coaster once. It either slipped out of their pocket or they were trying to take a picture and dropped it. My temple was bleeding. I caused a whole big scene and threatened to sue the park but wound up settling for a free funnel cake instead because I was drunk and hungry.

Hit the jump for a point-of-view video and a bird's eye version.

Thanks to Michael, who I'm fairly certain works for some sort of PR firm but I could be wrong but it didn't seem like he had a very firm grasp of what Geekologie is or does.

  • Carlo Simon

    Looks really good.. But the ride relies on the very first drop. After the first drop, well everything is just okay.. still cool though.. maybe i should make the trip to Ohio to try this out..

  • Apok

    looks boring

  • Kaizer Chief

    Where's GW today? At the doctor getting another rash looked at?

  • Michael

    Huh, they put some effort into this rendering.... You can see other rides moving in the background along with people on the sidewalks. Most of these unveiling videos don't involve too much of that...

  • Munihausen

    The brake just before the initial plummet looks to be a great effect.

  • Am I bad at maths? I seems like 6 coaster records, and 4 park records. No?

  • shashi

    Goddam you're right. LIGHT THE BEACON!!: is what i'd say if he hadn't already corrected it http://i.imgur.com/7YYMM7X.jpg

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  • Bling Nye

    Most Pants Shat.

  • Meh

    GW, this you make into an article even on the same day North Korea opens their water park? Missed chances!

  • Michael Knight

    the outside seats.... holy shit. not over track and angular velocity is going to be crazy on those barrel rolls. i just hope it's smooth. last time i went there and road on the raptor it was quite jarring on some corners as shocks or stabilizers engaged to keep the seats from swinging too much.

  • Mike Powers

    Raptor is wicked old, coasters there have gotten much smoother since then.

  • Gene Kaufman

    Could it be? A reason to be glad I live in Ohio?
    Noooooo... could it?

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