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Raptor (Cedar Point)

Raptor (Cedar Point)

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roller coaster
Raptor (Cedar Point) entrance.jpg
Cedar Point
Location Sansusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 7, 1994
Cost $11,500,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,800
Propulsion Chain lift
Height137 feet
Drop119 feet
Top speed57 mph
Length3790 feet
Steepest drop45°

Raptor is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. Raptor was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened in May 1994 It was the world's tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster at the time. It also was the first inverted roller coaster to feature a cobra roll.

On August 13, 2015, a guest was struck and killed by a Raptor train after entering a restricted area to retrieve his belongings. The ride reopened the following day.

Design[edit | edit source]

Raptor (Cedar Point) loop and lift.jpg Raptor (Cedar Point) zero-g roll and cobra roll crop.jpg Raptor (Cedar Point) helix and corkscrew.jpg Raptor (Cedar Point) finish.jpg
Layout of Raptor.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.