Larry Zimmerman

Published: January 8, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I finally got to ride this creature last summer, and it was worth the hour or so wait to experience it. The gut-wrenching, eyeball-spinning, vertigo-inducing launch throws you screaming up the tower, and then sends you racing back to the load platform with a little twist on the way down.

I agree with Robert -- don't blink, or you'll miss the great view at the top.

Top Thrill Dragster and its clones will rate high in the competition this year, I'm sure of it!

174.96.189.208

Published: January 9, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Beautiful at night especially because MF is lit up and it looks beautiful! Then look as far out as you can....AMAZING! I LOVE this ride! I have waited up to 2 hours, I heard opening day 2003, up to 9hrs wait. It is worth a bit of a wait!!! I have also heard that TTD is much smoother than Kingda Ka at 6 Flags too!
Ryan Sanford

Published: January 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Go Dragster'!! it will bring the upset.
Even though the ride is about 10 seconds long.. its worth the wait.
ryan huffman

Published: January 9, 2010 at 1:43 PM

I've been going to Cedar Point every year since 2004,been on top thrill over 100 times! I live 3hrs away,lol. My wife and I for Xmas got Platiuem Passes. Summer of 09 we were getting burned out on CP,decided to go to jersey and ride Kinda Kar, had 3 day passes plus stayed at their resort. WHAT A WASTE.kinda da was closed,copied of cp ne ways. My Family had the worst time ever, every ride you rode u had to pay a dollar to use theirs lockers not to mention 4hr waits 4 everything! o ya if ur wernt their when ur locker ticket told u 2 be, it automatically OPEN. My family was sooo upset my wife went to the maneger office and demanded to reinburst us! we checked out of the resort and went to NYC. Now I see why they went bankrupt.... I've been to CP on a 4th of July, waited 2hrs for top thrill! RIDES,STAFF,ROOMS,FOOD WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT CEDAR POINT!
James Koehl
Writer

Published: January 9, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Notice on the POV, while waiting for the ride to launch, the grandstand? There are usually dozens of people sitting there, watching TTD over and over. It's that good! I saw a kid, after getting off the ride, excitedly run over to his mother (who waited in the grandstand)and loudly announce, "That was CARTOON-fast!!".
Derek Potter
Writer

Published: January 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Although I'm not sure I would put this in my top 15, it is still an absolute blast to ride. 0-120 mph in 4 seconds is indeed an experience that only one other coaster (which is pretty much a clone) can offer.

Was that one post real?

Joshua Counsil

Published: January 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM

^I asked myself the same question, Derek. I thought it might be a site jokester. I once pretended to be Jake Rivers, returning from the land of wind and ghosts, and got quite the reception.

I'd give this coaster an 8-Commendable, but I find it has more bark than bite. I much prefer Millennium Force and Magnum XL-200. I think that a straightaway at the top section for the purpose of enjoying the view would have improved the ride. You fly so quickly over that hill that I never have time to appreciate the scenery or the upcoming drop.

Will Chilcote

Published: January 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I'm probably in the minority on this but, I wasn't all that impressed with this coaster. I did ride Millennium Force, my top steel coaster, only like 45 minutes earlier though. I would give dragster like a 6/10
Erin B

Published: January 11, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I just realized that's one of my photos and I may have geeked out a little bit inside ;)

While I enjoy Dragster, it's not something that I make a point to ride every time I'm at the park. I love the speed & the rush, but it's just too short of a ride experience for the general wait time. Now, I do take full advantage of my pass and get all my riding in early in the season or on Fridays during Halloweekends when crowds are small. Definitely fun & thrilling, but not a top ride for me.

Sean McAvella

Published: January 11, 2010 at 7:11 PM

I love Cedar Point and everything about it! Can't wait until I'm there again!! Sigh, it's only January :( I love Dragster. Every time I ride it, it's a rush! The extra wait time for the front seat is definitely worth it! It really does make a difference when you can see the track, eat some bugs, get sprayed with oil/water combination! Not to mention the ride photo you'll create! Talk about a distorted face! YIKES! Ride On!!!