Millennium Force , What is it like ?

Friday, November 2, 2001 5:27 PM
I was just watching 2 shows on Discovery about Roller Coasters, the 1st was The Making of a Coaster, then The World's Largest Amusement Park (All About Cedar Point).

the one on Cedar Point was AWESOME, it showed what it takes to run a park, and basically back stage of the park. At the end the showed about 5 to 10min. on MF and it was so cool. So I wanted to know what is it like to ride it ? Is it intinse ? is it worth waiting 3 hours for ?   Do you think it should be cloned ? 


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Friday, November 2, 2001 5:47 PM
MF is one of a kind..... Any vivid descrription can do it no justice.... I rode it last week for the first time in the cold weather with light snow falling and got off sweating... it's that intense....!!! It's worth the 3 hour wait.....I was lucky enough to get in 3 rides in 40 mins last Sat morning. If you love coasters.... You have to head to CP... no ifs, ands, or buts..... Just Go!
Friday, November 2, 2001 5:56 PM
i love MF!!! its my all time favorite!! the drop is awesome, 'specially from the back (wow @ the air), get over to CP and ride it!! i drove 2,500 miles for it, and it was worth every mile!!!
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:01 PM
Indescribable. Sure, the ride isn't exactly riddled with airtime, but that first drop, and the speed it keeps throughout the entire course makes this one special ride.

The roughest part of a B&M is having to get off.

Friday, November 2, 2001 6:03 PM
It's the greatest ride ever! A must ride if you enjoy coasters! The wait could be a day and it would be worth it.
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:08 PM
Does it last very long ?
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:12 PM
Last about 60 seconds from drop to brakes.

It was good enough for me to ride it 333 times this season :) :).
One word can describe Millennium Force, it's a "Rush."
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Friday, November 2, 2001 6:15 PM
Jeff's avatar It's not how long you last, it's how well you perform.

Wait, what where we talking about again?

Millennium Force probably doesn't fit the enthusiast definition of "greatest thrill ride ever," but what I find so amazing about it is the constant sheer speed and power of the ride. How many rides come flying into the brake run at 50+ mph? It just doesn't slow down at any point in the ride.

Perhaps the oddest thing about it is that it doesn't beat you up in any way, despite all of that power and speed. This isn't to say it's forceless though... if you don't feel a little light headed or find your vision blurred a little climbing into the first turn, you must be a fighter pilot. In fact, in combination with a whole lot of screaming on my first ride, I actually lost feeling in my arms by the first tunnel, as they were raised up the entire time.

It's a great ride. One of the best for sure.

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Friday, November 2, 2001 6:16 PM
Mf is worth the trip alone,words cant really descripe it but when you go down the drop it looks as if the track is going to keep curving under the train and you just hover out ur seat the whole drop unitll you hit the bottom where the G's push you back into ur seat. the over banked turns are really fun and there is a few nice hills in there aswell as the tunnels it makes a great ride.i traveled over 500 miles to ride it and it was welll worth the trip and i cant wait to go back in 2002.
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:18 PM
Height, speed, the feeling of out of control! Best darn ride I've ever ridden!
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:31 PM
Heaven on Earth is how I would describe it...
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:35 PM
I've never been on Millenium Force, of course I've never been to that many amusment parks. But it seems like the design is alittle boring.
Friday, November 2, 2001 6:37 PM
I'd think a design like Goliath, or Nitro would be funner to ride
Friday, November 2, 2001 7:00 PM
The best answer to the question posted in the topic "Millennium Force, What is it like?" would be: like nothing you've ever ridden before.  Should it be cloned? That depends on what side of the fence your on; cloning it would give other people chances to get to ride it that otherwise wouldn't make it all the way to CP.  (say if they lived way far away and a park close to them cloned it)  You also have to think that if a clone or several clones were made, then maybe the line for it wouldn't be so long.  (fat chance in the middle of the summer at CP huh?) Then again the other side says, Don't clone it: it's a one of a kind ride that deserves it's "uniqueness" to be preserved.  I personally wouldn't want it to be cloned.  I've taken the stance that if you want to ride it without all the waiting, go to Millennium Mania.  You'll get your fill of it.  (hopefully)  I went this year and I'm telling you, I couldn't stop riding it.  But that's another whole topic there.  :) 
God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
Friday, November 2, 2001 9:40 PM
It never slows down, all I can say is its amazing. I recomend seat 2-1, great air, and be sure to sit on the right side.
Friday, November 2, 2001 11:00 PM
The drop looks incredible.  The lift hill looks extra steep too.  Is a three hour wait to ride it typical? 
Saturday, November 3, 2001 1:56 AM
john peck's avatar Thats right, Jeff, performance is everything.....
Saturday, November 3, 2001 2:19 AM
Waits in the summer now go around 1 hour to 1 hour 1/2



Saturday, November 3, 2001 3:00 AM
MF is a coaster that looks like it has a boring layout, but when you see it in person, you know it's going to be anything but boring.  The layout may not have tons of elements, but every element counts in this sucker.  The first drop is absoultely incredible.  The rush you get at the bottom of that hill is unlike any other coaster.  The overbanks have huge positive Gs, and really feel unique.  Then theres tons of low to the ground speed, which makes you feel like you're flying.  You're going over 80MPH at the bottom of the second hill, and you're only 6 feet off the ground during the turn...awesome.  The third hill gives such amazing floater air, that I didn't touch my seat from the crest to the very bottom of the hill.  The turnarounds on the island are taken so fast, that my eyes were watering through them, and I was just pressed into my seat.  The hill coming back off the island gives another great few seconds of floater air, and the final bunny hop gives a great pop of airtime.  The final overbank is taken fast, and even though it's the final element in the ride, it's nearly 70 feet tall....and you hit the brakes at about 55MPH. 

I've only had a chance to ride it twice, and the second ride was in the first car, second row.  Let me tell you...the wind at 93MPH is unbelievable, and the ride from that spot is amazing.  (Not that it isn't amazing from any other seat).  Next time I ride it, I'm hoping for the back!
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 3:55 AM
Take it from me, guys.  When I first saw the layout for MF, I was like, "What in the heck is that?  That looks boring!"  But, when I finally made my first ever trip out to CP with my father this year, my entire world was changed.  Millennium Force is simply the world's greatest ride.

You MUST, I repeat, you MUST get out to CP to ride this behemoth of a coaster!  there is nothing like going up that 50 degree lift hill at 13 mph, and suddenly half way up speeding to 15 mph!  Then, when you come over the top, it's like nothing you have ever seen before.  I was getting airtime in the FRONT SEAT on the first drop!  That's how steep the darn thing is!  The pure speed, airtime, G's, and that final run over the queue line all put together make for the worlds greatest.

Oh, yeah, and don't forget to wear the lap bar EXTRA loose!

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