Latest progress on Valravn’s construction at Cedar Point!
Notice how the weather around Cedar Point has been very cooperative in the last couple of months? Fans of the Roller Coaster Capital of the World have been getting glimpses of the new Valravn. Through social media, a webcam, construction blog entries and video diaries, The Point has showing how they’ve been keeping very busy with their world-record breaking roller coaster. One of the great Holiday gifts coaster freaks received was seeing the lift hill installed around Christmas Day. Adding the lift hill is a key part of the coaster’s construction, much like the peak being added to Millennium Force when it was built back in 2000. Through all possible outlets available from Cedar Point, they’ve kept a steady stream of photo updates and we’ve kept up with them! Let’s roll through what the latest is from Sandusky’s finest.
#Letsdothis! #Dare2Dive #BuildingValravn -January 9th tweet from Cedar Point’s official Twitter account
As seen from the above photos from Cedar Point’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, there’s a good amount of work going on without a lot of interruptions from Mother Nature. The most intriguing part of the process is seeing how each piece is assembled via the equipment and the pieces of the track that they put together. Once the 18th coaster to be built at Cedar Point opens, it’ll boast of being 223 feet, 75 MPH of speed, 3 inversions and 3,415 feet of coaster track; all of which are world records. Valravn will also be the 5th coaster in the park to be over 200 feet tall (Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister and Top Thrill Dragster being the four-fathers).
That escalated quickly. #BuildingValravn #Immelmann -January 14th tweet from Cedar Point
A lot is happening on the #Valravn construction site! A picture doesn’t give this coaster the justice it deserves. -January 16th Facebook post from Cedar Point
Good thing we’re in 2016 with these new attractions as opposed to the time when Blue Streak was built! The internet can be a whimsical wonderland of treasures and gems like the Valravn Minute videos and the webcams. With Valravn likely being a lot of fan’s first time riding on a dive coaster, it’ll certainly the Best in Class of all those in existence. One of the most popular events in the offseason is Cedar Point’s Winter Chill-Out: a ticketed event that benefits a charitable cause and allows access to the park’s behind the scenes and winter maintenance processes, among other treats. This will allow for fans to get their first up-close look at Valravn since it’s made construction milestones. The event takes place on Saturday, February 20th. We’ll keep you posted on updates that come out of the event that weekend.
Construction crews attached the top two pieces of the Immelmann yesterday! #BuildingValravn -January 16th tweet from Cedar Point
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