May 14, 2024 - Economy

ğŸŽ¢ Triple-Launch Strata... notgonnadoit

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A new roller coaster billed as "the World's Tallest & Fastest Triple-Launch Strata Coaster" has been temporarily shut down a week after it opened at an amusement park in Ohio.

State of play: Cedar Point said on Facebook that it is indefinitely closing Top Thrill 2 to complete "a mechanical modification to the ride's vehicles."

  • The ride includes two 420-foot-high crests and a top speed of 120 mph.

Zoom in: "Early speculation has centered on a 'shimmy' or vibration that occurred on the trains during early runs of the ride," Cleveland.com reported.

💭 Nathan's thought bubble: This will not help convince me to make my roller coaster debut.

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