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Top Thrill Dragster

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 52 inches

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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.


Top Thrill Dragster is my favorite of the Intamin Accelerators, as while the coaster is short it has a great launch, a very tall hill, and an interesting spiraling drop that isn't rough in the slightest. While not the best coaster at Cedar Point, it is a bit of a waste to visit and not ride once, even though Top Thrill Dragster can have huge lines due to capacity issues.
Very intense and short. The dragster has quite a lunch and speed and is really fun, but it is over to quickly.
Such a mixed bag. On one hand you have an incredibly thrilling and unique coaster experience, and on the other hand you have a very low rider throughput that routinely causes two hour waits. Definitely a must ride, but ride early or late, or spend a small fortune buying Fast Lane Plus, because you do NOT want to wait in a super hot line watching FUN TV for two hours. (Note: avoid the front seat at night - bugs!). 9-Outstanding.
While we'd love this coaster to last a bit longer, this launch coaster is pure awesomeness! The restraints are right, and the acceleration is pure!
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

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