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Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 54 inches

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This vertical lift coaster drops riders at a 97-degree angle, after an initial 90-degree, 121-foot lift. The Ingenieur Büro Stengel coaster also features a Norwegian Loop, Cobra Roll and Double Corkscrew with a top speed of 58 mph.


Fahrenheit opened in 2008 and rocked the coaster world featuring a 97 degree drop, the steepest in America at the time. Apart from the drop there are six inversions to brave along the ride. The restraints are Intamin's soft straps so they are more comfortable than they used to be. But be warned it draws some of the longest lines in the park, so be sure to ride it first, it's also worth mentioning you can't choose your seat.
Apart from the capacity issue (12 riders per train), this is really a very good coaster. Fahrenheit was my first experience with a vertical lift and I found the lift somewhat unnerving but after a few re-rides wasn't cringing as much. I can't say that going straight up is comfortable but then it wasn't designed to be. The initial drop is exhilarating and the other elements flow nicely. And while the ride is indeed short, it's short and sweet.

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