Published: November 3, 2011
Published: November 3, 2011
The first giga coaster, Millennium Force was built in 2000 by Intamin. it is 310 ft. tall with a 300ft. drop at 80 degrees, reaching a top speed of 93 MPH. Features two above-ground tunnels, three airtime hills and four overbanked turns.Tweet
I can't think of a flaw, it does what it is designed to do perfectly. I counted six full seconds of airtime cresting the hill after the first tunnel, and it doesn't slow until the brake at the end. And my son puts it second only to X2.
Millennium Force has been called the best roller coaster in the world and appears to be the favorite of most Cedar Point visitors. While I really like the ride, I do not feel it is the best coaster at the park. To me, the ride is just too drawn out and focused on speed to be thrilling. I will give it credit for the first drop, as Millennium Force may have the best first drop of any coaster, but after that there are two hills with floater airtime and a bunch of giant curves and straight sections. Absolutely worth riding, and still a top ten coaster, but just not the best ride ever built as some make it out to be.
This is my favorite and all time best coaster on the planet. No lines the day I was there. A great lift hill, with a 300 foot drop and the ride holds speed throughout. plenty of air time great turns & super smooth. Also great views.
With absolutely wonderful views, awesome speed, and powerful thrills, Millennium Force deserves to be discussed as one of the best coasters in the nation. Yeah, there is almost no airtime on the ride, but it is all about smooth, sweet, wonderful speed. It is not my favorite coaster at Cedar Point (Maverick holds that honor), but it is a winner. Keep in mind that rider throughput is not very good for a headliner (maybe 1300 an hour if they are running good), so lines can become very excessive. Ride early or ride late, but midday two hour waits are common. No ride is worth a two hour wait. 9-Outstanding.
Overrated, Joe Keenen? Really? You're probably the only person in on the planet that thinks that.....this coaster is a 'Force' to be reckoned with. It's tall, it's fast, that first drop is oh-so-steep, and it's smooth as glass. I could go on about how incredible the ride is, but everyone else's comments have captured that already. The Golden Ticket Awards don't lie--there's a reason this badass ride has been ranked the #1 steel coaster in the world. Tip for the truly adventurous: ride in the front or back row on the lefthand side of the train--on the lift hill to the left is a small service road, and beyond that the waters of Lake Erie. Look down if you dare. 9.5/10
One of the scariest, but most enjoyable, roller coasters I have ever ridden. The climb up the first hill was one of the scariest minutes of my life; however, the airtime hills, tall banked turns, and high speed made up for it a hundred times over. I highly recommend it to any adrenaline junkie.
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