Top Thrill Dragster reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Top Thrill Dragster, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 52 inches.)
Written by Dan Forget
Top Thrill is an Intamin accelerator coaster, and the worlds second tallest coaster. Launches riders from 0 to 120 MPH in under 4 seconds and up a 420-foot tower, then quickly back down while twisting 270 degrees to the right.
It was pretty bad for us.My pest friend who has never had any problems on coasters fainted on this one but not on king da ka. Be very careful! - Tia Carly
It was INTENSE! A very fantastic ride with probably one of the points best attempts at a theme. The rush is unbelievable. You just sit there for what feels like hours waiting to launch. Then, when you least expect it, It happens. The launch was amazing it just takes off in a blur then you shoot up. My favorite part was the way up because It is so high. You then hang at the top while looking DOWN at Millennium Force. After that, you go down spinning and stop with a very smooth brake. It is my sixth favorite. A must ride at the point. 10/10 - Edward Morgan
The only place to ride is up front, can't stress that enough. In fact I'd rather ride once up front than 5 times anywhere else in the train. This ride is all about the speed and height. It was a bit disappointing but then again I had really high expectations for it. Thing is, it all happens to fast after the launch (which is amazing), you go up 420ft and drop down again. On Magnum XL-200 I felt the height a lot more (even though it's half the height) because of the ascent and waiting at the top. Here it all happens to fast. I also think the Intamin Lap Bars make you feel super safe, hence why Millennium and Dragster don't really give me that I'm gonna die feeling, despite being good rides. It's a good ride up front, but happens way to fast. - Mikael Vagen
the first time i rode top thrill dragster was right after millenium force i rode middle seat and when we launched off it was great but not that good i really didnt feel anything its more of a visual effect then we shot up the coasater and once again it was all visual then went down and it was all visual it did not impress me at all about a week later when i went back to cedar point i decided to ride again because my freind wanted to as we loaded in i randomly chose front seat because it was a shorrt line as we were waiting to be launched i thought boo this is gonna be boring then the coaster shot me out. the feeling of wind hitting my face at 120 miles per hour was unforgettable as we shot up the tower i almost blacked out all i saw was sun as we hit the top that was the best i could see everything in front of me as we went down the tower again i almost blaked ouyt and as we levled of i felt another great gust of wind. since then top thrill dragster has been my favorate ride in the park truly outstanding you just gotta ride front seat their is seriously nothing like it! - ed shaheen
TTD's speed feels faster than Kingda Ka's, thanks to the lap bars. The airtime before leveling out is great. And getting stuck on the top makes me like it even better. A park worker takes an elevator to the top and pushes the train. I can see why some people don't think it's a real coaster, and how Millennium Force is better, but man, TTD is my number one anywhere. - Bradley Keith
This is by far the most scariest ride at the park now in my opinion it is not the best one there but it still is one hell of a ride. You don't know why you are sitting in the seat hearing the famous HEADS BACK, ARMS IN, AND HOLD ON, but you are and the rush you get when you see the lights counting down is amazing especially when it is your first time riding. One of the best rides at the park and in the world and it is my third favorite, behind the Maverick and the Millennium. The Top Thrill Dragster is a must ride while visiting Cedar Point. 10/10 - Shayne Nissen
Don't ride at night in late summer unless you want a face full of bugs. - M. Ryan Traylor
So I took my friend on it for the first time and were waitin in line for a little while and I said "look at all their facial expressions"as the group was waiting to take off.they were scared.other coasters the people are smiling and putting their hands in the air before they even take off. its our turn and im waiting(still nervous after prob.5,000x) I love sitting in the car for a minute not knowing when were going to take off and youre staring at that tower like ohhhhhhh boy.All of a sudden The Guy on the speaker says CLEAR- and YOU ARE OFF! you dont even have time to think! First youre shooting up and all you see is the sky and then you are going STRAIT down. no one has that scared look on their faces at the end of the ride.its either stunn or smiles,both.Ive seen children go on looking scared to death-even they like it,no crying just "WHOA" i will never get bored of that! no matter what coasters they come up with in the futer! THEE BEST RUSH! - Ann Marie krystofek
I loved taking my nephew on this ride, front seat of course! Now, my favorite ride in the park (ever since I started noticing the trim brakes on Magnum). Dragster is better than Kingda Ka because of NO shoulder restraints, plus the theming is more effective. The sound of motors revving up, which changes to screeching tire burn as you launch... really builds up the fear! The best launch coaster, however, is Dodonpa at Fugi-Q (Japan) which is a much longer, with a more intense launch. Dodonpa has the most radical air-time hill the world has to offer. Dragster get a 9 out of 10. - Russell Fox
WHAT A RIDE. it was better then millenium force. at he top, I got scared because I was looking down on millenium force about to drop 500 feet. A must ride no matter how long the line is. 10/10 - Steven D
This ride was INTENSE. 7/10 - Bob Miller
The launch is an unbelievable feeling. It's a short ride, but it's worth at least a try. - Jamie Bennish
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