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|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Track layout||Out and Back|
|Riders per train||36|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||75 mph|
The former Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up roller coaster at Cedar Point, Mantis, was originally going to be named "Banshee". However, the name was changed due to sensitivity reasons (Banshee is an Irish myth, supposedly seeing or hearing one means death). The logo was then adopted by Dorney Park, another Cedar Fair-owned park to use for Steel Force.
On September 16, 1996, Dorney Park announced that Steel Force would be coming to the park.
Steel Force opened on May 30, 1997 following a preview event the day before.
Steel Force has an out and back layout. The chain lift hill leads straight into the 205 foot tall first drop, at the bottom of which is a 120 foot long tunnel. A 161 foot tall hill follows. Another hill follows which leads into the 510° helix as the track curves to the right. Now at ground level, the train twists to the left and rises into the mid-course brake run. Now heading back towards the station, the train dives and another hill follows, which leads into another 120 foot long tunnel. Another three hills follow before the final brake run.
Steel Force and Thunderhawk
- "Cedar Point plans most costly coaster ever", News Herald (September 9, 1995), pp. 1. Retrieved on January 20, 2022.
- "Dorney unleashes Steel Force for 1997". https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1996-09-17-3100612-story.html.
- "Steel Force debuts to raves", The Morning Call.
- "Dorney Park's newest coaster is designed to deliver a thrilling performance (page 2)", The Morning Call.
- "Dorney Park's newest coaster is designed to deliver a thrilling performance (page 1)", The Morning Call.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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