Cedar Point unveils new record-breaking coaster Valravn

Valravn at Cedar Point
Valravn at Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WOOD) Cedar Point unveiled its newest world record-setting roller coaster Valravn to the media on Wednesday.

Valravn is the tallest, longest and fastest dive coaster in the world. The roller coaster climbs up 223 feet into the air, holds riders hanging over the edge for several seconds before letting them drop at 90 degrees for 214 feet, reaching speeds of 75 mph.

>> PHOTOS: Valravn construction at Cedar Point

24 Hour News 8’s Tom Hillen rode the Valravn live on television Wednesday morning and said it’s “definitely worth the hype.” You can watch the segment by clicking on the video player above.

Cedar Point, a four-hour drive from Grand Rapids, attracts thousands of thrill-seekers from West Michigan every year.

Admission to the park will cost less for people who go earlier in the year. Individual tickets can be purchased online through June 19 for $45. After that tickets at the gate will be $65 or $52 online.

A Ride and Slide ticket will get you into the theme park, as well as the water park for two days. Those tickets can be purchased for $90 online.

The Fast Lane pass will cost riders $60 and will get you on more than 20 rides including Rougarou, Millennium Force and Raptor. However, it will not get riders on Valravn.

The Fast Lane Plus costs $80. Riders can enjoy all of the Fast Lane attractions plus unlimited rides on Valravn, Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster and Gatekeeper. A very limited number are available each day so try and buy them early.

Following the Wednesday media preview the theme park will open the doors to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.

The park will then be closed May 9-12 before reopening for the season on Friday, May 13.

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