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Wicked Twister

Wicked Twister

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roller coaster
Wicked Twister
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Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 5, 2002
Cost $9,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout
Model / product Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist (66m)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height215 feet
Drop206 feet
Top speed72 mph
Inversions0
Steepest drop90°
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Wicked Twister is an Intamin inverted launched shuttle roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It's currently the tallest and fastest inverted coaster in the world. The ride consists of one train on a double-ended track which, as a whole, forms a U-shape. Both ends of the towers have a 450-degree twist.

History[edit | edit source]

Wicked Twister was announced in November 2001.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements
  • LIM launch (multi-pass)
  • Twisted vertical rollback
  • Twisted vertical rollback

The roller coaster is an Impulse Coaster Twist & Twist (66m) installation from Intamin. It is the first Impulse Coaster with two twisted rollbacks.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 8 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 32 riders per train.

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Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 5, 2002 - present
Preceded by
Alpengeist
Tallest inverted roller coaster
May 5, 2002 - present
Succeeded by
None
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 5, 2002 - present
Preceded by
Volcano The Blast Coaster
Fastest inverted roller coaster
May 5, 2002 - present
Succeeded by
None