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    Mean Roller Coaster !

    Not French Car related but speed related just the same eek!

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    SANDUSKY, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2003 Cedar Point will race full speed ahead toward the future of thrill-riding when the famed amusement park/resort debuts the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world for its 2003 season. Named Top Thrill Dragster, the $25 million steel scream machine will be Cedar Point's 16th roller coaster? more than anywhere else on Earth ?and will be one of the largest single investments in the 132-year history of the park.

    Top Thrill Dragster will be a coaster of epic proportions: with an extraordinary 420-foot-tall first hill at a 90-degree incline, speeds of 120 mph over 2,800 feet of track and a twisting first drop of 400 feet at an imposing 90-degree angle, this colossal thriller will wow riders with its dramatic world-record-breaking dimensions. Termed a "strata-coaster" for its monumental height, Top Thrill Dragster will be the first and only roller coaster in the world to break the towering 400-foot-tall milestone.

    Cedar Point was the first park ever to introduce a roller coaster over 200ft tall in 1989 with the debut of the venerable Magnum XL-200 at 205 feet; and was the first park to go beyond the 300-foot-tall threshold on a coaster in 2000 with the ultra-popular Millennium Force, which looms 310 feet tall.

    Top Thrill Dragster will put the pedal to the metal and challenge passengers to a wild ride that begins by launching out of a "starting line" position using a high-tech hydraulic acceleration system.

    Riders will then rocket up the 420-foot-tall hill where the train will rotate 90 degrees at the 230-foot height, crest the coaster's sky-high peak and then plummet down the 400-foot vertical drop where the train will spiral 270 degrees in a free fall starting at the 330-foot level.

    After twisting for 115 feet, the train will complete the coaster's dynamic drop, reach speeds of 120 mph for the second time, and cross the finish line before returning to the station.

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    I'll pass on that, im scared just driving on a Aussie frogs cruise eheheh!! eek! eek!

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    Free roll of toilet paper & a chunder bucket with each ride deal cry

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    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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    gibgib:
    SANDUSKY, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2003 Cedar Point will race full speed ahead toward the future of thrill-riding when the famed amusement park/resort debuts the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world for its 2003 season. Named Top Thrill Dragster
    There is a MPEG on the site giving you the front row seat ... pretty cool. The pictures look fake though ... see any snow on the structure

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    That's scary! I've converted it to metric, I have trouble with feet and pounds. First hill is 128m at 1.57 radians, speeds of 193km/h over 853m of track. First drop is 122m. Wow, that sounds scarier now! XTC206, they employ people to clean the snow off each morning!

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    Ralph:
    That's scary! I've converted it to metric, I have trouble with feet and pounds. First hill is 128m at 1.57 radians, speeds of 193km/h over 853m of track. First drop is 122m. Wow, that sounds scarier now! XTC206, they employ people to clean the snow off each morning! Cheers, Ralph.
    More stuff at ...

    <a href="http://www.topthrilldragster.com" target="_blank">www.topthrilldragster.com</a>

    <a href="http://www.virtualmidway.com/rides/topthrilldragster.asp" target="_blank">http://www.virtualmidway.com/rides/topthrilldragster.asp</a>

    And some webcams, it's a bit dark at the moment.
    <a href="http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/demondrop.cfm" target="_blank">Webcam 1</a>
    <a href="http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/inside_park/webcam/beach.cfm" target="_blank">Webcam 2</a>

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