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Valravn

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Valravn
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 7, 2016
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel
Model / product Dive Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height223 feet
Drop214 feet
Top speed75 mph
Length3,415 feet
Inversions3
Steepest drop90°
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Valravn is a steel roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It is a Dive Coaster installation from Bolliger & Mabillard. It is the tallest, fastest and longest Dive Coaster installation as well as the first to have three inversions.

History[edit]

In early August, Cedar Point sent a select group of people cardboard virtual reality headsets, inviting them to a preview event on August 18, 2015 at 9PM in the Entrance Plaza.[1] A supposed leaked layout surfaced as well as a logo suggesting that the ride would be called "Valvravn". The announcement was postponed after a man was struck and killed by Raptor after entering a restricted area. Valravn was announced on September 9, 2015.[2]

The roller coaster was topped off on December 23, 2015.

Valravn officially opened on May 7, 2016.

Design[edit]

Elements

Brown and grey track with blue supports.

Ride experience[edit]

After leaving the station, the train turns approximately 180 degrees to the left before reaching the lift hill. At the top of the lift hill, riders are 223 feet above ground. The train takes a 90 degree right-hand turn and is slowed significantly by brakes preceding the drop. As the train begins the first drop, it is held still for a moment as the 214 foot tall drop and the ground below come into view. The train is released and it reaches a speed of 75 mph before entering the 165 foot tall immelmann. After leaving the immelmann, the track curves upwards and the train reaches the mid-course brake run, slowing it down significantly.

The train dives for a second time, this is followed by a dive loop. Immediately after, the train enters the zero-g roll. While the entrance of this inversion resembles a zero-g roll, the exit is more like a corkscrew. The train exits into a left-hand turn. The train travels over an airtime hill before reaching the final brakes.

Trains[edit]

A Valravn train

3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 8 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train. Valravn has floorless trains with Bolliger & Mabillard's new vest restraints.

A car from Valravn was on display at B&M's IAAPA booth in 2016.

Etymology[edit]

Valravn is Danish for "raven of the slain". In Danish folklore, a valravn is a supernatural raven.

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Cedar Point 2016 Dive Coaster Leaked? - Coaster101
  2. Valravn: Cedar Point's new coaster in 2016 - Sandusky Register