Make: Intamin Amusement Rides
Model: Other / Accelerator Coaster
|Elements||Hydraulic Launch from 0 mph - 120 mph in 4s|
90° Vertical Spiral
420 ft tall Top Hat - Outside
270° Vertical Spiral
|Arrangement||6 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.|
|Former status||Operated from to|
|Capacity||1000 riders per hour|
|Installer||Martin & Vleminckx|
|The trains on the Top Thrill Dragster changed a few times during the first season. Presumably to create a lighter train, the Top Thrill Dragster had four car trains when it opened. By mid season, the fifth cars were put into service making the trains five cars long as planned.|
Originally the dragster theme included an engine, tires and a fin occupying the last row of each car. These were removed and seats were installed in their place.
The front car has always only seated two riders due to the nose shape, so there are 18 riders per train, not 20 as listed above.
|Cedar Point announced through a statement that Top Thrill Dragster will be retired in its current form. The park is working on bringing a 'new and reimagined ride experience'. No further info was given.|