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Raptor (Cedar Point)

Roller coaster
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Raptor
Raptor (Cedar Point) entrance.jpg
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 41°28′45″N 82°40′55″W / 41.479054°N 82.681808°W / 41.479054; -82.681808
Park section Main Midway
Status Operating since May 7, 1994
Cost $11,500,000 USD
Rider height 54 inch minimum
Replaced Mill Race
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Inverted Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,800
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 137 feet
Drop 119 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 3790 feet
Inversions 6
Drop angle 45°
Duration 2:16
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Raptor is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. The ride was built by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened in May 1994. It was the world's tallest and fastest inverted roller coaster at the time. The attraction was also the first inverted roller coaster to feature a cobra roll.

History

On September 1, 1993, it was announced that Raptor would be coming to Cedar Point for the 1994 season.[1]

Raptor opened to the general public on May 7, 1994.[2]

On August 13, 2015, a 45-year-old guest was struck and killed by a Raptor train after entering a restricted area to retrieve his belongings. The ride reopened the following day.[3]

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Lime track and green supports.

Trains

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.

Images

References

External links

  • Raptor on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Preceded by
Batman The Ride
Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Succeeded by
Montu
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Preceded by
Nemesis
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Succeeded by
Montu
Longest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Preceded by
Batman The Ride
Longest inverted roller coaster
May 7, 1994 – May 16, 1996
Succeeded by
Montu


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