Cedar Point announces Top Thrill Dragster

Posted Thursday, January 9, 2003 12:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point announced this morning Top Thrill Dragster, the tallest, fastest roller coaster in the world. The Intamin "rocket coaster," which has been under construction for months, is 420 feet tall and launches riders 120 mph in four seconds.

Read more from Cedar Point.

Link: Guide to The Point

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 12:55 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!


I WANNA RIDE!!! *** This post was edited by Xtreme15 on 1/9/2003. ***

Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:05 AM
I turned on the news this morning to awaken to the computer animation of the ride. The trains look pretty sweet.

120 mph in 4 seconds - OMG!

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:05 AM
Yeah baby yeah!!! Tall, fast, short and sweet!! I'm still tring to figure out how they are gonna run 6 trains on such a short track.

Is it May yet??


Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:17 AM

$25 million? Yikes! And people wonder why it's such a short coaster.

The trains are the ultimate in cool. Enjoy your new toy Ohioans. :)

What's so bad about the name anyway?

Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:25 AM
We had the name pretty close :)
Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:27 AM

Same here X Factor, I woke up, turned on Sportscenter, then forgot that today it was gunna happen. So I turned it to channel 3 and sure enough they were talking about it.


Those trains look weird as hell, but sweet with the theme, lol.

Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:36 AM

Oh yeah, this has to be said.



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Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:41 AM
well, no tera-coaster for CP, its a Strata-Coaster! :-D


Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:45 AM

I am thrilled with the drag racing theme!! My hubby drag races, so we combine our interests (CP and dragracing) whenever we go to Sandusky as he races at Norwalk.

Excellent job on the trains!!

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:46 AM
YES!! So, it's a strata coaster. What ever happened to tera? Those trains are sweet. I got to get back up there this season.

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!! http://etrata.home.attbi.com/flash/banana.swf

Thursday, January 9, 2003 1:48 AM
I totally dig the trains:). The 1/2 car in the front and back is nuts! I have six new favorite colors.

Kara (car-uh)
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:04 AM

My jaw dropped and stayed on the floor.

Heck! I woke up early just to see this ;)

--Dingo 65--
Forgotten member of Thrillride forums.

Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:05 AM
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! And I was just telling everyone that I didn't think it would be named Dragster!!! LOL! Strata- coaster eh?

420 feet, 120 MPH in 4 seconds...................SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME Intro on the CP page!!!!!

It's beautiful man! (sniff sniff) (sigh) :-))


Feel The Adrenaline....

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:24 AM
I am so there!!!!

Cedar Point - you've done it again!!!

Did someone say May 4th, 2003
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:34 AM

Seems everybody's clearly perfect system for coaster heights has been proven wrong. I insisted that the parks/companies will name 400ft whatever they feel like to add to the ride experience, not follow some absurd rule that it goes hyper, giga, tera...

Aside from that little tangent...


I think that this is a ride worthy of the height/speed records. It certainly looks like it deserves it more than S:TE/TOT did, and it looks better than Dodonpa (plus its not from S&S, but that's just getting personal).

One (perhaps two) trick pony - sure, that's a given, but who can argue with them. They are the best damn tricks in the book.

Six trains - that seems odd. The concept art shows them stacking (two in station, two waiting outside, with one launching and the other cresting), so I'd say that is saying something there.

So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?

Thursday, January 9, 2003 3:01 AM

"It will not be called Dragster!"

"There's no way that thing is 400 feet high!"

Guess they were all wrong eh? ;) Just had to say it. Even though I basically knew whaat was coming, I still got all giddy this morning when I opened up the main page!!! Awesome job Cedar Point! And the name aint that bad, let the acronyms begin! TTD! ;)

Just don't be stupid. It's really not that hard.
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 3:07 AM

So we have known the name for how long now, LOL.


The only thing really surprising to me is 6 trains. Wow

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 3:07 AM
A Draggie right next to my Maggie...this is going to be a great summer! And those trains have my vote for coolest coaster trains ever! I just wonder how they're going to run 6 at once...we shall see, I suppose.

Is it May yet?

- Chris
I put the "D" in DDR. *** This post was edited by MooreOn on 1/9/2003. ***

Thursday, January 9, 2003 3:11 AM
Top Thrill Dragster? Well, it will probably grow on me. Of course, I won't remember the name after I get off anyway!

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