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Saturday, May 06, 2006Once an Adrenaline Junky... Always an Adrenaline Junky
In my younger years I was what one might consider a roller coaster connisseur. I've been to practically all the great NorthEast Parks and have ridden The Cyclone, The Great Bear, Superman, Batman the original and every version thereafter, The Comet, The Steamin' Demon, The Big Bad Wolf, Apollo's Chariot, and of course all the Disney ones just to give you a sampling.
Pudding told me I should be sure to take some time off and go to the Mecca of Coasters, Cedar Point in Ohio. In 2003 they opened Top Thrill Dragster seen here:
The coaster's lift is 420 feet... and it's greatest vertical drop is an even 400 feet
The approximate speed of the coaster is 120 MPH
There are six 18-passenger trains, five cars on each train; three 4-passenger and two 2-passenger cars which allows around 1,500 riders per hour to experience it.
Before getting onto it riders are subjected to this description and warning:
Seems pretty wordy right? I really like the part about how the ride "May not accomadate guests of exceptional size." A very political correct way of saying gastric bypass may be required. In all reality they have a very good reason for giving this type of warning. They don't want to be held liable for a $70 pair of jeans if this happens:
I am so there...