On July 22, 1999 Cedar Point told the world they were going to build a roller
coaster defeats gravity like no other... A gigantic roller coaster simply
known as Millennium Force.
world found out about a coaster with such earth and gravity shattering
statistic, people just sat there with their jaws wide open. Some
thought Cedar Point was crazy for making a coaster so high, others waited
and waited for opening day to come.
Force is not your average ride, Millennium Force is a machine
that transports 36 passengers into the new space time continual and
beyond. The 310 foot first hill looms over Cedar Point, Sandusky, and
Ohio! The first hill is so monstrous that if you are within ten miles of
the park you can see it. The ride up the hill is a whole ride in itself.
Before the train is even out of the station it is already going over 10
mph. You climb the 310 foot mountain is less than 30 seconds, you don't
have time to think, you just see the ground growing farther and farther
away. When the train is about to crest the hill, the speed picks up, catching
most first-timers off guard. When cresting the hill there is no time to
think "here we go" simply because you are already gone. Most people
really can not recall the first drop that well... maybe it is because it
takes only 2 seconds to travel down the 310 hill or maybe it is the wind
in your face from the train traveling at 90+ mphs. What ever it is,
you are not in your seat at all going down the first drop. No matter how
tight the lap bar is pulled down on you you still feel like you are
getting thrown out of seat in Lake Erie (Note: Millennium Force is
the smoothest thing in the world, even when it throws you from your seat,
it does it in a very smooth way).
* In 2000 the height to ride was 54 inches but Cedar Point has changed it to 48 inches for the 2001 season