Raptor (Cedar Point)

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Raptor
Raptor (Cedar Point) entrance.jpg
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 7, 1994
Cost $11,500,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,800
Propulsion Chain lift
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. 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.

History

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

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

Elements

Color scheme

Lime track and green supports.

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

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.

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