Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Cedar Point commissioned Sandusky, Ohio firm John Hancock and Associates to calculate the height of Millennium Force. The official height was measured at 310 feet, 11 inches.
The official speed was measured by Stalker Radar of Indianapolis. They measured 93 mph, just slightly higher than the 92 mph that the park had been advertising since announcing the ride in July of 1999.
The park now claims the height record only for North America, as Nagashima Spaland in Japan recently opened the 318-foot tall Steel Dragon.
As far as I'm concearned, Magnum did just fine with Fugiyama across the water, and Goliath continues to impress dispite MF, so MF will still be a classic regardless. All this bigger is better garbage needs to stop anyway.
i still believe millenium is faster why u say because son of beast seemed way slower like 30 miles per hour slower so one of tehm is lying hopefully its teh point millenium force the greatest thrill ride of all time
I highly doubt that it go that fast. The thing about rollercoasters is that most people mistaken extreme gforces as being speed. A ride that is designed to use very low g-forces will seem slower than one that has high g-forces especially in tight places. This may be why the Son of Beast seems so much slower than MF.
I think that SOB seems to go slower because its not 310 11 inches tall but it is over 200 feet tall so thats why it goes 78 mph anyway. And you dont have as long of a time to feel its speed besides it almost goes 20 mph slower anyways. Its 2 diffrent elements that would be unfair to both to compare, wood and steel. But I dont know about the 122 mph or 115 mph on mf.
No. The maximum speed possible, if there was no air or friction, would be 95.897 mph. Since there is friction between the wheels and track, wheels and axels, the train and air, 93 mph is the real maximum speed.
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