Wicked Twister

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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
Rider height
  • Minimum: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 78 inch
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist (66m)
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout U-Shuttle
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. Opened in 2002, it was the tallest and fastest inverted coaster until Legendary Twin Dragon opened in February 2021.[1] 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.

After less than two decades, Wicked Twister closed on September 6, 2021.

History

Wicked Twister was announced on November 20, 2001.[2] It opened on May 5, 2002.[3]

In 2003, Cedar Point added an extra two yellow supports on each spiked tower to attach the track to the top of the main structure.

It was announced on August 6, 2021 that the ride had reached the end of its service life. Wicked Twister would officially close on September 6, 2021.[4]

On November 3, 2021, Cedar Point officials announced that Wicked Twister would be completely scrapped. Its trains were sent to a company that specializes in wooden roller coaster trains.[5] Demolition begun in December 2021.[6] The spiked towers were then toppled on January 14, 2022.[7][8] By February, the area was cleared out.[9]

Cedar Point later sold pieces of Wicked Twister for $215, which featured stands, commemorative photos and certificates of authenticity.[10]

Design

Elements

Wicked Twister was a 215 foot Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist 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.

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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


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