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Millennium Force Fact Sheet

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Sandusky, Ohio -- July 22, 1999 -- Feel the force! Millennium Force, Cedar Point's latest entry in its roller coaster arsenal is set to "rise above the rest" in May of 2000 as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the universe. Standing a breathtaking 310 feet into the air, this "giga-coaster" will take thrill-seekers on an incredible 92-mph journey along 6,595 feet of track that winds its way through the center of the park, crosses a lagoon and dives onto an island. Utilizing the latest in thrill ride technology, Millennium Force will be the first coaster in the world ever to use an elevator lift system to take riders up a 45-degree angle to the top of its imposing structure. Once there, riders will plummet to Earth at a staggering 80-degree angle! Millennium Force will be Cedar Point's 14th roller coaster, more than anywhere else in the world, and will break an astonishing 10 world records.

Physical Dimensioins

Track Length: 6,595 feet
Lift Height: 310 feet
Angle of Lift Hill: 45 degrees
Vertical Drop: 300 feet
Angle of Descent: 80 degrees
Second Hill Height: 169 feet
Third Hill Height: 182 feet

Design

Model: Out-and-back coaster
Structure: Steel tubular track
Ride Capacity: Approximately 1,600 riders per hour
Ride Manfacturer: Intamin AG of Wollerau, Switzerland

Features

Tiered seating on the coaster's cars for better viewing (similar to stadium seating)

122-degree overbanked turns (extremely banked, but not quite inverted)

Two tunnels

Elevator cable system; first of its kind in the world

New magnetic braking system

Time, Speed

Time: Approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds
Speed: Approximately 92 mph

Vehicles

Coaches: Nine four-passenger coaches on each train
Three 36-passenger trains
Design: Stainless steel coaches with lap bars and seat belts

Ten World Records

1. Tallest roller coaster (310 feet)
2. Fastest roller coaster (92 mph)
3. Longest drop on a roller coaster (300 feet)
4. Most roller coasters at one park (14)
5. Most rides at one park (68)
6. First roller coaster to top 300 feet
7. Most steel roller coasters at one park (12)
8. Most roller coaster track at one park (44,013 feet)
9. First coaster to utilize elevator lift system
10. Steepest non-inversion banked turn on a roller coaster (122 degrees)

Related Information
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