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==History==
==History==
Wicked Twister was announced in November 2001.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/november01/stories/112601_02.shtml Cedar Point Announces Plans For 15th Roller Coaster - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref> It opened on May 5, 2002.
Wicked Twister was announced on November 20, 2001.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/november01/stories/112601_02.shtml Cedar Point Announces Plans For 15th Roller Coaster - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref> It opened on May 5, 2002.


It was announced on August 6, 2021 that the ride would close on September 6, 2021.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.wxyz.com/news/cedar-point-announces-wicked-twister-will-close-in-september|title=Cedar Point announces Wicked Twister will close in September}}</ref>
It was announced on August 6, 2021 that the ride would close on September 6, 2021.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.wxyz.com/news/cedar-point-announces-wicked-twister-will-close-in-september|title=Cedar Point announces Wicked Twister will close in September}}</ref>

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Wicked Twister
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 5, 2002 to September 6, 2021
Cost $9,000,000 USD
Height restriction 52 inches - 78 inches
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout U-Shuttle
Product Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist (66m)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 215 feet
Drop 206 feet
Top speed 72 mph
Length 675 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
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Wicked Twister was an Intamin inverted launched shuttle roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It was the tallest and fastest inverted coaster until Legendary Twin Dragon opened in February 2021. The ride consisted of one train on a double-ended track which, as a whole, forms a U-shape. Both ends of the towers had a 450-degree twist.

History

Wicked Twister was announced on November 20, 2001.[1] It opened on May 5, 2002.

It was announced on August 6, 2021 that the ride would close on September 6, 2021.[2]

Design

Elements

The roller coaster was an Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist (66m) installation from Intamin. It was the first Impulse Coaster with two twisted rollbacks.

Trains

Single train with 8 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 32 riders per train.

Trivia

  • The simulation game Planet Coaster contains an impulse coaster model dubbed Viper One, with a color scheme matching Wicked Twister's.
  • Wicked Twister closed for good on September 6th 2021 for future expansion.

Photo Gallery

References

External links

Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 2002 - February 2021
Preceded by
Alpengeist
Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 2002 - February 2021
Succeeded by
Legendary Twin Dragon
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 2002 - February 2021
Preceded by
Volcano The Blast Coaster
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 2002 - February 2021
Succeeded by
Legendary Twin Dragon


Articles on Cedar Point
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