Cedar Point gears up for Steel Vengeance World Premiere Weekend

Posted at 6:01 AM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 09:04:22-04

Cedar Point is gearing up for opening day 2018 with the Steel Vengeance World Premiere Weekend on May 5 and 6.

Steel Vengeance, an all-new hybrid roller coaster, replaces the Mean Streak in Frontier Town. Officials announced the new coaster in August 2017.

At its tallest, Steel Vengeance is 205-feet high and reaches speeds up to 74 mph. It also includes a 90-degree drop and four inversions.

A hybrid roller coaster is one that has a wooden frame with steel tracks. It will have 27.2 seconds of airtime, the most of any roller coaster in the world.

When it opens in May 2018, Cedar Point will have five roller coasters with first drops of 90 degrees or more, making it the most in the world.

It will feature the first Twisted Snake Dive, where the coaster's train will enter a half-barrel roll, hang upside down for a moment and then turn back in the direction of travel, never completing a full roll. The entire ride will last around 2 1/2 minutes.

Mean Streak closed in 2016. When it opened in 1991, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world.