Thursday, September 17, 2009

Millennium Force Lift Hill

Millennium Force Lift Hill
Millennium Force Lift Hill

The lift hill height is 310 feet. The angle of ascent is 45 degrees. The drop is 300 feet at an 80 degree angle.

Millennium Force Lift Hill

Millennium Force Lift Hill
Millennium Force Lift Hill

The blue train was stuck on the lift hill as I walked by. That's never good, especially if you're on the train. Fortunately, they got everything running again.

Mean Streak

Mean Streak
Mean Streak

Mean Streak Train Returning to the Station

Mean Streak Train Returning to the Station
Mean Streak Train Returning to the Station

Mean Streak

Mean Streak
Mean Streak

Mean Streak is a big coaster. This is in the middle of it. I have a feeling you could nearly fit Timber Wolf from Worlds of Fun inside of Mean Streak. That's how big it is.

Mean Streak

Mean Streak
Mean Streak

I rode Mean Streak once. To say it is rough would be a disservice. I would recommend having a chiropractor on call if you're going to ride it. Okay, it's not that bad, but it is a rough ride, which means it's not nearly as fun as it should be.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Gemini has tubular steel track mounted on a wood support structure, which makes for an interesting ride.

Gemini

Gemini
Gemini

Cedar Point

Cedar Point
Cedar Point

I thought the kid pushing the woman around in a wheelchair was worthy of a pic.

That's Wildcat in the background.

In Line for Diamondback

In Line for Diamondback
In Line for Diamondback

Guy with blue hair? Check.

Sadly, it started raining. Then pouring. We waited in the station for it to clear up, but when it did, I decided to call it a day and head up to Cedar Point.

In Line for Diamondback

In Line for Diamondback
In Line for Diamondback

I was in line for Diamondback, but there was lightening in the neighborhood, so they closed the rides down.

This is Zach, one of the ride operators. He was providing comic relief.

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster
Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster

Backlot Stunt Coaster
Backlot Stunt Coaster

This coaster was a lot of fun. It's a LIM launched coaster.

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Firehawk

Firehawk
Firehawk

Vortex

Vortex
Vortex

Vortex

Vortex
Vortex

Vortex Lift Hill

Vortex Lift Hill
Vortex Lift Hill

Vortex

Vortex
Vortex

Vortex

Vortex
Vortex

The inversion in the center is a Kamikaze Curve, which was first used on the Orient Express at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City.

It was awesome riding another coaster that had that inversion element.

The Beast

The Beast
The Beast

The Crypt

The Crypt
The Crypt

With a bit of Diamondback thrown in at the top.

The Crypt

The Crypt
The Crypt

Kings Island

Kings Island
Kings Island

One More Use for Duct Tape

One More Use for Duct Tape
One More Use for Duct Tape