The Millennium Force roller coaster is made from steel and built by Intamin (a giant in the world of roller coaster design). This awesomely fast coaster can be located in Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The Millennium coaster is the 14th one to be built in the park since the Blue Streak opened in 1964.
This beast stands in at a whopping 310 feet (95 m) tall at its highest point. At the highest point you can look for miles and directly look over Lake Erie. When this monster was built in 2000, it was the first roller coaster to pass the 300 feet mark which is somewhat of a milestone. The Millennium was at one point the longest and tallest coaster in the world and featured the very first cable lift system. The Cable lift system uses an 800 bhp (600 kW) motor that turns a set of sprocket gears to pull the cable.
The Millennium Coaster was critically voted by the Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Award five times since the year 2001 and has never been ranked below 2nd place since it opened in 2000. Unfortunately the Millennium Force is no longer the tallest or fastest roller coaster at Cedar Point however it does still remain to be one of the fastest, tallest and most awesome coasters in the world.
When the train is being loaded in the station, the catch car for the cable lift descends and latches into the middle car of the train. Once the train is cleared for takeoff, the cable lift pulls the train up a 45 degree hill at 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) to a height of 310 feet (94 m). After reaching the top, the train drops 300 feet (91 m) down at an 80 degree angle and reaches a top speed of 93 miles per hour (150 km/h). It then climbs 169 feet (52 m) through a right overbanked turn at 122 degrees from the horizontal axis, and then travels through a tunnel as it passes over the Frontier Trail midway. It then travels over a 182-foot (55 m) parabolic hill, which provides a moment of airtime (zero G-forces) as it passes over a lagoon and down onto Millennium Island. While on Millennium Island, the train completes a 105-foot (32 m), 360-degree, right-handed helix, followed by a left overbanked turn and then a small right-hand turn before traveling over another airtime hill to exit the island. After exiting the island, the train travels left through a second tunnel followed by a left turn and a small airtime hill which passes by the queue. Finally, the train travels 68 feet (21 m) high through another right overbanked turn over the queue and is brought to a stop by magnetic brakes as it enters the station.
Current Coaster Name: Millennium Force Current Park Name:Cedar Point Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Sandusky, Ohio, 44870, United States Status: Operating Links:Official Website Cost: $25,000,000 USD
Type: Steel Giga Opened: Operating since 2000 Designer:Intamin Features: Elevator Cable Lift, Terrain, 2 Tunnels Height: 310 ft (94 m) Max Drop: 300 ft (91 m) Max Speed: 93 mph (150 km/h) Length: 6,595 ft (2,010 m) Max G-Force: N/A Inversions: 0 Duration: 2:00 Trains: 3 Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour