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 Review of Top Thrill Dragster @ Cedar Point
0 Rating Posted by: Fore91 on 8/1/2005 12:18:00 PM
This ride is unique. More than that, it is uniquely insane. I was reluctant to get in line, wait a hour, then proceed to have less than 30 seconds of a ride. Well, It turns out that I got in line, and from that point on, decided that I would ride this thing if its the last thing I do. The wait wouldnt have been too bad if not for the fact that it broke down for 1/2 hour. It probably didnt set me too far back considering that atleast 15 min worth of people in front of me left the line. Anywho, I get to the station and go to the shortest line which happens to be in the third car back. I like the MF restraints so obviously I liked the ones here. I was amazed at how little time you were given from when you leave the station until you launch. As Im waiting for the thing to launch, I wasnt sure if I was going to lose control of my bladder, or start laughing. It was pitch dark, (10:30 PM) so I was kind of out of it. Well, all I can compare the launch to is Storm Runner. The biggest difference being that this was sustained much longer. The sense of speed is just mind numbing. As you shoot up towards the sky, you really cant tell where you are until you crest the hill. I found that there was a suprising ammount of speed/airtime over the hill. Theres a nice view for a couple of nanoseconds, then you fall. This is the best part of the ride. You cant see the ground which is blocked by the twist. It is just total weightlessness. The twist seemed insignificant, but I believe it still added something to the drop. Once again, you get that crazy feeling of speed as you cross the finish line and the brakes try to rip your eyes out of your head. I dont really know how to compare this ride to the likes of MF and Apollos Chariot. No matter how people see this ride, as a great thrill or an overrated ride that is too short, I believe that everyone should ride this at least once in their lives. With the crazy launch, and the awesome drop, TTD gets my vote as best ride in park. It may not have a lasting value, but for now, MF just comes up short to this giant.
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