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Steel Venom

Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom

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Geauga Lake amusement park closed forever on September 16, 2007. After being placed in storage Cedar Fair relocated Steel Venom in 2008 to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom where it now operates as Possessed.

Steel Venom was the world's first vertical impulse coaster. Designed by Intamin AG, this Linear Induction Motor launched steel coaster features a 'U' shape layout with two vertical spikes at opposite ends. The roller coaster pushes you face first spiraling in the air and then releases you backwards for a thrill unlike ever before. The forward vertical spike twists as it rises up 181-feet. The rear spike is a straight 90-degree ascent and features a magnetic brake that catches the train, holding it for a few seconds, while surprising unsuspecting riders. Steel Venom does not form a complete circuit and therefore is classified as a shuttle coaster as the trains travels both forwards and backwards on the track.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Steel Impulse, Inverted Shuttle Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 90°
  • Drop: 181 feet
  • Height: 181 feet
  • Launch: LIM
  • Length: 640 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 28 passenger
  • Top Speed: 70 mph

Steel Venom Facts

Features: U-shape layout with two vertical spikes at opposite ends; Forward spiraling vertical spike.

2008 – Relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (Allentown, PA) and renamed Possessed.

2006 – Final season of operation at Geauga Lake. In February 2007 Steel Venom was removed and placed in storage. Cedar Fair said it will relocate the ride to another park in the future.

2004 – Superman Ultimate Flight renamed Steel Venom after Cedar Fair purchases the park from Six Flags.

Opening date: May 5, 2000

Train has fourteen cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall and less than 80 inches tall

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