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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Rollercoaster of...

In 2001, I visited Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio and rode Millenium Force, which was the tallest steel rollercoaster in the country at the time, rising to 310 feet. Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan is taller, but is not currently running due to an accident. The same is true of the current record holder, Kingda Ka, in New Jersey. I was surprised to learn that two of the 4 tallest steel rollercoasters in the world are not currently operating.

This year I am going to Magic Mountain in California, which just opened its seventeenth rollercoaster Tatsu, breaking the tie with Cedar Point for the park with the most rollercoasters. There is debate as to whether Superman The Escape is actually a rollercoaster or simply a ride, because it is does not travel a circuit like most coasters do. If it was counted as a coaster, Magic Mountain would actually have 18.



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