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Taylor Dew, Feature Page Editor

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Known as “America’s Roller Coast,” Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio, features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters, the second-most in the world.

The park has reached several milestones.

It is the only amusement park in the world with six roller coasters taller than 200 feet.

Both senior Hailey Diffell and junior Erica Dakin agree that Millennium Force is the best ride there.

Cedar Point can be found to be favored by many people for a handful of different reasons.

Dakin said, “There are bigger rides than most other amusement parks, and they have more special weekends where they do themes and stuff which makes it stand out to me.”

Thrill seekers will definitely gravitate toward Top Thrill Dragster, which is the second tallest roller coaster in the world.

After leaving the station, the train enters the launch area. A brief message is played to the riders to “Keep arms down, head back, and hold on.”

Once the train is prepared to launch, a motor revving sound effect is played. It then launches, accelerating to a speed of 120 mph in 3.8 second.

Shortly after reaching its maximum velocity, the train begins its ascent up a 90-degree incline, twisting 90 degrees clockwise before climbing over the 420-foot top hat.

Both Dakin and Diffell agreed it is the scariest ride at Cedar Point.

“Top Thrill Dragster is hands down the scariest ride at Cedar Point because of how fast and how tall it is,” Diffell said. – Taylor Dew, page editor

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