Monday, July 09, 2007
The photo above pictures where I've been these past few days. My family and I ventured to Cedar Point, also known as the best amusement park in the world. When mentioning my enthusiasm for Cedar Point to people, most think I'm crazy. I think Cedar Point instills an unparalleled excitement for roller coasters in those who've been there. Everything they have built there has been the best, tallest, and fastest at that time. Not one coaster there sucks. Even the really old ones are fun to ride.
The picture above is of my favorite roller coaster there, Millennium Force. It's super tall, fast, and such a smooth ride that you feel like you're flying. I have recurring dreams about this ride. On the way up the hill, you're pulled by an elevator-like system because the first hill is over 300 feet tall.
New to us this year were the Maverick and Top Thrill Dragster. I lucked out and got to ride the front cars for both. These are two coasters where it's worth it to wait for the front.
The Maverick is a cute, zippy little coaster. The first hill is at a 95 degree angle, so it looks like you're going to soar right off the coaster. The twists and turns are groundbreaking and it launches you out twice. Super fun.
I cannot describe to you the intensity of the Top Thrill Dragster. It launches you out at 120 miles an hour. Then, you race up a 420 foot hill and fall straight down. The first time riding it was just insane. If you want an idea of how it feels to ride it, this video comes close.