Here's the first on-ride video from Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance

April 14, 2018, 12:33 PM · Cedar Point this morning posted its first on-ride video from Steel Vengeance, the Rocky Mountain Construction steel retrack of its former Mean Streak coaster.

Steel Vengeance will open with the park on May 5 and the ride is now in testing. James Koehl and I will be at the Point in less than two weeks to ride the coaster on its media preview day, and we will post our on-ride video here on Theme Park Insider.

In the meantime, let's get a sneak peek at the on-ride experience with Cedar Point's PR director.

The world's first hyper-hybrid roller coaster will be the longest and steepest wood/steel coaster to date, with a 200-foot, 90-degree drop, four inversions, a 74 mph top speed, and more than 5,700 feet of track. Here is the park's original CGI on-ride video:

The addition of Steel Vengeance is just one of many changes at Cedar Point in 2018, which Jim detailed for us earlier this year.

Here's what else that's new that we have been covering so far this year on Theme Park Insider. Links include our reviews and on-ride and show videos:

Replies (4)

April 15, 2018 at 6:05 AM ·

Spectacular. That finish, after the break run, as the ride winds and flips within itself, is easily the best looking final run I have seen on an RMC coaster to date. Maybe on any coaster. If some stupid water slide wins coaster of the year over this monster, I will petition the Galactic Council to have Mr. Niles forcibly removed from his own web site! ;)

I don't know if the fickle fates of the Rao budget will allow us to ride Steel Vengeance this season, but I do know this: it is already OUR Coaster of the Year!

April 16, 2018 at 7:41 AM ·

The only aspect that worries me about this coaster is that the elements are highly repetitive. Throwing a bunch of bunny hills, overbanked turns, and inline twists over a 3,000 foot track (like Twisted Timbers) works fine, but will it just get boring and monotonous over those last 2,500 feet?

I'm definitely looking forward to this coaster, and hope there's enough variation in the elements to make the second half of the ride interesting.

April 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM ·

How does this compare to Twisted Timbers now at Kings Dominion? Looks like Cedar Point went with hybrid coaster themes this year in their parks.

April 18, 2018 at 6:42 AM ·

@Michael Hudson - Steel Vengeance is about twice the height and almost half a mile longer than Twisted Timbers. RMC is pretty in demand to perform makeovers for aging, unpopular wooden coasters, and Cedar Fair has a few in their collection. They seem to be doing about 2-3 every year along with a couple other original projects (their 2 Raptor installations debuting this year are clones), and Cedar Fair happened to get 2 of their coasters on the list, along with one at SFoG.

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