Raptor Photo Gallery

Raptor Photo Gallery Cedar Point

Raptor is a unique coaster. Built by B&M of Switzerland, Raptor constantly ranks in the top ten among steel coasters worldwide. This ride is not for the easily shaken. Unlike Iron Dragon, Raptor has two major differences that shape the ride. Take out the floor and add 6 inversions, and you’ve got Raptor. That is correct, on Raptor, your feet dangle to the earth. This interesting train style led to the advertising campaign, “Kick the Sky”. Raptor starts up by ascending a 137 foot hill. The ride has an abrupt turn to the left, and, before riders have a chance to catch their breath, they are catapulted through an one hundred foot vertical loop. The ride sure doesn’t stop there. Raptor has an additional five inversions, ranging from barrel rolls to flips. This ride is not for the faint of heart. You’ll wait awhile in the middle of the summer for this one, but it is worth it. In fact, it is particularly exciting to ride in the front seat. Raptor sits four across, so don’t be intimidated by the long line to wait for the front. It might be an additional 30 minutes, but for many, it is the best usage of 30 minutes in their day.

Quick Facts:

Opened in: 1994
Built By: Bolliger & Mabillard
Capacity: 1,800 riders per hour
Height: 137 ft.
Ride Time: 2 min., 16 sec.
Speed: 57 mph

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