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Magnum XL-200

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

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Built by Arrow Dynamics, this was the worlds first hyper-coaster, and still the one with the best retro-dork cool name. With a 205-foot tall first hill and top speed of 72 mph, it made its debut in 1989 and soon after attained "legend" status.

Reviews

LOVE IT!
This is probably my favorite roller coaster. You get great views of the park and Lake Erie, some good big drops and tunnels. The best place to ride this is closer to the front, in the front row of the third car you can still get some good airtime, especially coming out of the first tunnel into the third hill. My favorite drop is the second one right by the lake, that turns to the left into the first tunnel. It's almost perfect; if they could fix or replace the trains I would give it a ten so instead it's... Rating: (9.5/10)
This ride is still the airtime king of Cedar Point, but it is a fairly rough ride by today's standards.
Still on of the better arrow's out there with great views of lake Erie. Nice turns and air time and fun tunnels. But is no longer a very smooth ride and the cars are uncomfortable.
Great ride. Really great. This coaster quickly became one of my favorites at the park. Good speed, good air, great views, and a fast moving line make for a terrific coaster experience. Honestly, with a much better throughput and a great ride experience, I might even prefer Magnum over Millennium Force.... 9-Outstanding.
This coaster had amazing airtime! Definetly one of my favorites!
After 25 years, this ride has held up pretty well. Like others have mentioned, the wrong positioning of the lap bars can lead to some pretty bad thigh pain on the airtime hills near the end. Also, the back cars gave us a pretty rough ride this year - lots of bumping around on the turns and bunny hills. We found the front and middle of the train to provide the best rides. Maybe it's sacrilegious to suggest this, but I'd like to see new trains on Magnum. The whole ride - especially those bunny hills - would be even more awesome with Intamin or B&M trains.
If you were to ride Magnum or any other Arrow hyper and then a B&M, the B&M would seen much, much better because of the seating. The lap bars on Magnum are really low like the bottom part of a seat belt in a car so if you're not a hands up person there's literally nothing good to hold on to. In the next 10 years, though it may sound dumb, I'd love to see a redesign on the trains with seats that lean back a little like B&M and better lap bars.

Magnum is still a good, maybe great coaster with tons of airtime, and plus, there's never really a line. It's certainly something you can't skip.


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