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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.


That launch man, wow. One of the best elements on a coaster. Other than the shortness, it is amazing. 9/10
So much better than Kingda Ka. So so so much better. 8/10
The launch is unique and very fun, but there just isn't much to this ride. You go up really high and then you drop really far. Worth at least 1 ride though.
A very exhilarating experience, albeit short ride time and lengthy wait next to a noisy launch/brake. Hold off on this one until there is a 30 minute (or less) wait time.
This ride is truly a blast. The anticipation for the launch is part of the thrill, and when you are at the top, man nothing like it. Anyone at Cedar Point has to experience this during their visit. (9/10)
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!

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