Top Thrill Dragster
Track Length: 2,800 feet
Lift Height: 420 feet
Angle of Lift Hill: 90 degrees
Vertical Drop: 400 feet
Angle of Descent: 90 degrees
Angle of Twist on Descent: 270 degrees
Ride Manufacturer: Intamin AG of Wollerau, Switzerland
Model: Launched out-and-back coaster
Structure: Steel tubular track
Features: Hydraulic launch system
Magnetic braking system
Tiered seating on the coaster's cars for better viewing (similar to stadium seating)
270-degree spiral on descent
Color Scheme: Red and white alternating colored track on launch
TIME, SPEED, CAPACITY
Launch Speed: Approximately 120 mph in four seconds
Drop Speed: Approximately 120 mph
Capacity Approximately 1,500 riders per hour
Coaches: Six 16-passenger trains
Five cars on each train; three four-passenger and two two-passenger cars
Design: Fiberglass and steel coaches with individual lap bars, interlocking seat belts and padded head restraint systems. May not accommodate Guests of Exceptional Size.
Train Colors: Black cherry; Indy green; fluorescent purple; cobalt blue; sunshine yellow; and sunset red
Firsts for Top Thrill Dragster First roller coaster EVER to top 400 feet
First coaster EVER to reach speeds of 120 mph
First "strata-coaster" built on planet Earth
CEDAR POINT HAS HELD THE TITLE OF WORLD'S TALLEST ROLLER COASTER FOUR TIMES! Gemini (125 feet, 4 inches)
Magnum XL-200 (205 feet)
Millennium Force (310 feet)
Top Thrill Dragster (420 feet)
Investment $25 million
I talked to Paul Yesterday when he was still in Flordia and he said we are leaving early Sunday morning. I would think early enough to put us at the park around opening. He's home now so I'm sure he'll pop on and let us all know the details.
QUOTE(TheWiz @ Apr 29 2003, 11:48 AM)Paul, Are you gonna limit the head count on the bus so we're not crammed in like sardines for the 3 hour bus ride down?
max seating for this trip should not be over 24
we have seats for 32 (max count to harsens island 74
QUOTE(captpeglegg @ Apr 29 2003, 12:57 PM)The head count
Big Red Bus Driver
Please Post If you want to go we should set the limit at 24 that seems to be comfy please post if you don't see your name and we will ad it to the list there is still room but speak up quickly.
I just added myself to the list...cant wait!
Think it will be possible to get a ride home on the bus? I will probably be there fishing on Saturday and I will get a room and let my buddy go home, then do the Point with you peeps.....unless someone wants to come down Saturday afternoon/eve and split a room...