Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Raptor, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)
Written by Dan Forget
Built in 1994 by B&M, this inverted coaster features six inversions, A vertical loop, Zero-G-roll, a cobra roll and two corkscrews.
My favorite inverted coaster! Alpengeist may have a bigger first drop, but Raptor is still the best overall ride with a better combination of elements that are just plain fun. My favorite seat is the back. You get whipped through the curves and loops faster, and you often can't see what's coming next. I've ridden Raptor at least 25 times, and it's always been a smooth ride. Love it! - Roger S
A long, drawn-out coaster with an unnecessarily bumpy ride. All in all, a waste of time. - Emily Kramer
Raptor is my second favorite invert behind patriot at worlds of fun. The course is unique unlike all the batmans at six flags and sustains speed throughout. I like the variations of inversions, patriot beats this out for my favorite because raptor isn't as smooth. It isn't rough, just a little more rattly. (9/10) - Lexi R
Rode 8/29/2012 - I love B&M inverts. This is one of the best. Rode it three times, twice in the very front, and once in the very back. For my money I love the front of these type of coasters....having nothing in front of you really makes coming over the lift hill and down the first drop quite amazing. Love this coaster!!! - Jeff K
This coaster really surprised me when I got to Cedarpoint. I already knew rides like Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, and Maverick were world class, I happened to overlook this one a bit. Raptor is my first ever B&M coaster and what a great one. The best seat in my opinion, is by far the back right seat (I rode it many times in different seats up front and behind). The heartline you get through the first drop and the zero-g-roll is amazing in the back right seat. The last helix has some powerful vertical g-forces and I would just like to say: Beware of the last turn coming in to the breaks, if you're like me (you love to always have your hands up), you might want to hold on for this last turn. Amazing design, I'm just waiting for a 200ft inverted coaster because honestly, coming up to the top of the lift here is scarier/better than in a normal sitting/floorless coaster. Also a must ride at Cedarpoint! - Mikael Vagen
The Raptor is one of the best rides at Cedar Point and was one of my break through roller coaster moments because this is the first time that I realized for the first time that I loved roller coasters with a passion. But this still is a great ride and is very smooth. The inversions are awesome and I would advise everyone to ride it while they are there. Must ride on your trip to Cedar Point 9/10 - Shayne Nissen
This ride is rough. I found the whole ride rough especially the cobra roll. I still found this one to be fun however. It is a fun B&M Invert but currently my least favorite. I prefer Batman. Warning: Headache in the back. 7/10 - Edward Morgan
A much better ride than alpengeist at busch gardens. Much longer two, on alpengeist all that happened was a drop 3 loops, and an immelman loop. The only complaint I have is the people who make sure youre tall enough. If you are exactly 54 inches tall, try to avoid them because they didnt leave my cousin alone. 9/10 - Steven D
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