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Millennium Force

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Cedar Point pushed the limits on roller coaster design in the new millennium, breaking ten world records when it debuted Millennium Force in the year 2000. This impressive steel monster called a "giga-coaster" by Cedar Point was the first full-circuit roller coaster to stand more than 300-feet tall, thus making it the tallest, fastest full-circuit roller coaster in the world at opening.

Designed and built by Intamin AG, Millennium Force has an "out and back" layout in an L-shape that begins with a 310-foot tall lift hill that parallels Lake Erie. This 6,595-foot long scream machine includes a 310-foot, 169-foot and 182-foot tall hills, a stomach stealing 300-foot drop at a near vertical 80 degree angle, two dark tunnels and three overbanked turns. Since its debut, Millennium Force has consistently been voted in polls the No. 1 steel roller coaster in the world. In its first six years, Millennium Force has thrilled more than 10 million riders.

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Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Steel Hypercoaster Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

Angle Of Descent: 80 degrees Drop: 300 feet
Height: 310 feet Length: 6,595 feet
Trains: 3 - 36 passenger Ride Time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds
Top Speed: 93 mph Train Mfg: Intamin AG

Millennium Force Facts

Features: Two 122-degree and one 112-degree overbanked turns; Two tunnels; Magnetic braking system

First roller coaster to use an elevator cable system to lift the trains up the 310-foot tall lift hill.

Estimated cost: $25 million

Train has nine cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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