SANDUSKY, Ohio -- It won’t be dormant for long…
Steel Vengeance -- Cedar Point’s newest scream machine -- is just months away from carrying its first riders along the coaster’s record-breaking track.
WKYC was given a tour of the construction site during the park’s annual Winter Chill Out charity event on Saturday.
See photos from the construction site:
PHOTOS | Steel Vengeance construction tour at Cedar Point
“The structure of Steel Vengeance is complete,” park spokesman Tony Clark says. “All of the ride components are now being put in. So your brakes, your tires that move the train through parts of the track, the control systems, electrical, underground utilities and things that aren’t very exciting. Those are the things happening now.”
Clark said the ride will run its first tests at some point in March.
TIMELINE | From Mean Streak to Steel Vengeance
Unlike other roller coasters at Cedar Point, Steel Vengeance will offer thrillseekers the opportunity to purchase a video of their ride experience.
Steel Vengeance takes over the space once held by the rickety Mean Streak roller coaster, and breaks a total of 10 world records.
Guests will climb aboard Steel Vengeance inside a reimagined version of the former attraction’s station.
Other highlights include:
Steel Vengeance ride entry sign will be placed atop a large boulder.
The Emporium gift shop nearby is being remodeled and will be the official Steel Vengeance store.
Cedar Point opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5.
With the addition of Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point has the most roller coaster track in the world with 11.4 total miles. It’s also the only amusement park with six roller coasters taller than 200 feet.
STEEL VENGEANCE RIDE STATS
Ride time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Maximum speed: 74 mph
Capacity: 1,200 riders per hour
Model: Hyper-hybrid (Wood-steel coaster higher than 200 feet)
Lift hill height: 205 feet
Angle of first drop: 90 degrees
Vertical drop height: 200 feet
Total track length: 5,740 feet
Ride: Three, 24-passenger trains named after ‘Wanted’ characters “Blackjack,” “Digger” and “Wild One.”
Restraints: Lap bar with redundant safety belt
Tallest hybrid roller coaster (205 feet)
Fastest hybrid roller coaster (74 mph)
Longest hybrid roller coaster (5,740 feet)
Steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (90 degrees)
Longest drop on a hybrid roller coaster (200 feet)
Most inversions on a hybrid coaster (4)
Fastest airtime hill on a hybrid coaster (73 mph)
Most airtime on a hybrid coaster (27.2 seconds)
Most airtime on any roller coaster (27.2 seconds)
World’s first hyper-hybrid roller coaster