Millennium Force official stats revealed

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.

Link: Guide to The Point

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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:57 AM
john peck's avatar Don't worry Cedar Point, you don't need to have the tallest to be the best.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:57 AM
Millennium Force is ALWAYS NUMBER ONE!!!!

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Go full force, Millennium Force!


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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 9:35 AM
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.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 11:34 AM

This coaster will defintely be remembered for a very long time just like Magnum.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 11:38 AM
Millennium Force is still the best . First to break 300ft its a mark in coaster history just like magnum. Anybody that has not had a ride on Millennium I suggest you go full force.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 7:07 PM
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
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 8:37 PM
huh?
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 10:03 PM
Millenniu can go 122 on a normal day it goes 115
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000 11:00 PM
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.
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Thursday, August 17, 2000 2:58 AM
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.

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Thursday, August 17, 2000 6:20 AM
Anyways, Steel Dragon 2000 doesn't have an 80degree drop. It is only like 50 or 60.
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Thursday, August 17, 2000 6:50 AM
I would imagine it gets its speed from its hight and its incredible turn around.

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Thursday, August 17, 2000 7:28 AM
I think bigger can be better...

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"Go Full Force."
Millennium Force
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Thursday, August 17, 2000 9:23 AM
Steel Dragon's drop is 68 degrees with is alomst as steep as Intamin's Superman:ROS 70 degree drops which are awesome. And yes, bigger can be better but often is not. Can you say "Hercules"?
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Thursday, August 17, 2000 10:02 AM
Superman:ROS at SFDL has a 78 degree first drop.
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Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:38 PM
steel dragon is only 68 degres? that kinda of sucks for a coaster that size. Why is millennium 80 and this sd2k only 68? Millennium force usually goes around 96 m.p.h.

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Thursday, August 17, 2000 1:46 PM
Jeff's avatar Millennium Force does not go around 96. We've been through the physics about a hundred times now. Accounting for friction and air, the thing can't go that fast. It goes 93 mph, period.

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Thursday, August 17, 2000 2:07 PM
Is there anyway that mf could go any slower or any faster, temprature weight on train ect?
just wondering.

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Thursday, August 17, 2000 5:14 PM
Jeff's avatar 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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