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The Newest Roller Coaster In Ohio Takes Terrifying To A Whole New Level

Just when you think the Roller Coaster Capital of the World has created its biggest and baddest roller coaster ever, it unveils something taller, faster and more intense than you ever thought possible. This season, Cedar Point is taking its newest roller coaster to even higher heights, faster speeds and longer dives than ever before—and it’s breaking 10 world records in the process.

Valravn features a 223-foot-tall hill, which holds the train over the edge for a total of four seconds before plummeting down at a 90-degree angle at 75 mph. For a sneak peak, check out the video below:

According to Cedar Point’s website, the following are the 10 world records the roller coaster breaks:

  1. Tallest dive coaster (223 feet)
  2. Fastest dive coaster (75 mph)
  3. Longest dive coaster (3,415 feet)
  4. Most inversions on a dive coaster (three)
  5. Longest drop on a dive coaster (214 feet)
  6. Highest inversion on a dive coaster (165 feet)
  7. Most roller coasters taller than 200 feet at one amusement park (5)
  8. Most rides at one amusement park (71)
  9. Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (52,125 feet/9.9 miles)
  10. Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,110 feet/11.4 miles)

 

Construction of Valravn took almost six months, beginning on September 21, 2015 and ending on March 2, 2016. To see a mind-blowing time-lapse video of the construction, watch this:

What do you think of this monster of a roller coaster? Are you brave enough to ride it this summer?

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.