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Wicked Twister

Wicked Twister Specs
Operating Since:
May 5, 2002
Manufacturer:
Intamin AG
Cost:
$9,000,000
Steel Launched (LIM)
Steel Inverted
Length:
2700 ft (total of all
forward and back cycles)
Height:
215 ft
Largest Drop:
206 ft
Angle of Descent:
90 degrees
Speed:
72 mph
Inversions:
0
Trains:
1 trains
8 cars per train
4 riders per car
(2 rows of 2 seats)
Ride Duration:
0:40
Ride Capacity:
1210 riders per hour
Wicked Twister opened in 2002 as the tallest and fastest "double twisting" coaster in the world. A relatively simple "forward and back" ride with vertical spires front and back, Wicked Twister adds several features that make the ride unique.

The ride is an inverted design, with cars hanging beneath the track. Trains are launched from the station using a powerful linear induction motor system that uses over 3 Megawatts of electricity to propel trains to an ultimate top speed of 72 mph in 2.5 seconds. The train is launched a total of 5 times over the course of the ride: three times forward and twice backward. The second forward launch thrusts the trains forward with enough force to reach the top of the front spire, 215 feet in the air.

To add additional thrills, each spire of the "U" shaped track is twisted 360 degrees in the form of a heartline spin which spirals the riders around their centers during ascent and descent.

Dexter has not had the opportunity to visit nor ride Wicked Twister. Photos, ride details and more info are available at the Cedar Point website.


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