A famed Ohio amusement park has unveiled what it calls the tallest, fastest and longest “dive coaster” in the world.
The Valravn roller coaster at Cedar Point on Lake Erie, about 50 miles west of Cleveland, opened to the public over the weekend.
The 2 minute, 17 second point-of-view video was posted to YouTube May 4, when the park offered a preview of the ride for news media.
Writers from the publication Coaster Nation took a turn on the ride.
“What a view up here,” one of them said at the top of the first drop.
The coaster seats riders in cars that are three rows deep and eight people wide. Riders’ feet dangle freely in the air.
It’s 223 feet high and reaches speeds of 75 mph, according to Cedar Point. At the top of the first drop, riders are held for four seconds, looking down, before they fall 214 feet completely vertically, Coaster Nation reported.
That 90-degree drop is what makes the roller coaster a “dive coaster.”
The park began construction on Valravn in September.