Last updated: 11:00 AM ET, Tue May 10 2016

Cedar Point’s Valravn Roller Coaster Sets World Records

Entertainment | Donald Wood | May 10, 2016

Cedar Point’s Valravn Roller Coaster Sets World Records

On Saturday, Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, opened the Valravn roller coaster, the world’s tallest, longest and fastest dive coaster.

According to The Associated Press, the Valravn measures 223 feet tall, reaches speeds of 75 miles per hour and runs along 3,415 feet of track, all record-breaking numbers. The ride also features a completely vertical drop that is sure to thrill even the most seasoned roller coaster enthusiasts.

Add in the fact that the new harness system in the roller coaster’s cars allows for more freedom to move around in the seats, and the freefalls and airtime during the ride will be felt even more intensely felt by passengers.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Valravn has three inversions sure to make anyone scream with joy and fear. The cars on the roller coaster are eight passengers wide and have three tiered rows, ensuring every person onboard will have heart-pounding views.

In total, a ride on the roller coaster will last three minutes and 20 seconds.

With the debut of the Valravn dive coaster at Cedar Point, the theme park itself set several records in addition to the marks set by the new attraction. The park now has most roller coasters taller than 200 feet (five), the most total rides (72) and the most feet of roller coaster track (60,110 feet).


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.