The magnum Xl-200 Is an awesome steel hyper coaster at Cedar Point Park. The hyper coaster opened on May 6th 1989 and it was the first complete circuit roller coaster to break the 200-foot barrier. It is considered to have started the roller coaster wars, in which amusement parks competed to build the highest and fastest roller coasters. A bit of competition does no harm. Keep them coming!
The ride had been given three number one position golden ticket awards in 1998, 1999 and the year 2000. The coasters current standing is 8th place.
False Rumors went around claiming that the structure was sinking due to unstable ground and that plans were to disassemble the ride and sell it to either a Japanese theme park, or a Six Flags park. It turned out that the rumors supposedly started as an April fools day joke in an Ohio newspaper, but rapidly spread via the internet.
An accident happened on the ride during the summer season of 2007 when 2 trains collided. There were no major injuries, but two passengers suffered with a few cuts and bad bruises and another had an asthma attack. Fifty-nine riders were aboard the two trains. The ride reopened the next day and park spokesman Robin Innes said the mishap was caused by rain. Doesn’t that get you slightly worried about riding coasters in the rain? He said “We think it was just caused by excessive moisture on the tracks due to the heavy rain storms we had in the morning”.
If you have been to Cedar Point which I know most of you have, then you will find it next to the Top Thrill Dragster in midway section of the park. Another great thing about this ride is the queue times. You will not have to wait annoyingly long amounts of time because of the rides rider capacity. Magnum is classed as an out and back roller coaster as well as a hyper coaster because of its first three hills. The huge, slow lift hill offers a great view of Lake Erie and the park. The first drop is pretty steep considering it’s not “that” tall by today’s standards. There’s a minor turn at the peak of the next hill rushing down to the left and through a dark tunnel. It carries on riding to the left going up through a pretzel like turn, speeding round and then down through another two tunnels. It makes its way back to the station after a few more airtime drops and hills. I would definitely rate this my favorite hyper coaster. The airtime makes all the difference!
Current Coaster Name: Magnum XL – 200 Current Park Name: Cedar Point Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Ohio, USA Status: Operating Links: http://www.cedarpoint.com/ Cost: $8.000.000
Type: Hyper Coaster Opened: May 6th, 1989 Designer: Arrow Features: 3 Tunnels Height: 205 feet Max Drop: 194 feet Max Speed: 74 mph Length: 5106 feet Acceleration: N/A Inversions: 0 Duration: 2.00 Trains: 3 Capacity: 2000 per hour