Cedar Point, the popular amusement park in Ohio, is ready to bring back its record-breaking ride, the Top Thrill Dragster as "Top Thrill 2".
USA Today says "Top Thrill 2 will be the boldest and most advanced roller coaster Cedar Point has ever introduced," Carrie Boldman, the park’s vice president and general manager, said. "It’s another one-of-a-kind that could only be built at Cedar Point."
Top Thrill Dragster was shut down in 2021 after a Michigan woman was seriously injured by a falling hunk of metal.
Top Thrill 2, which Zamperla called a "scream machine," will send riders peeling out down the straightaway at speeds reaching 74 mph as they race to the top of the 420-foot tower, which is often called the top hat. The "rollback" will send the riders into reverse before it launches for a second time, this time reaching speeds of 101 mph.
See the announcement below: