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I rode SV  for the first time yesterday...……….blew my mind how good it was!!!! Wow that coaster is amazing in so many ways!!!

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31 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

I rode SV  for the first time yesterday...……….blew my mind how good it was!!!! Wow that coaster is amazing in so many ways!!!

Changing your screen name to Steel Vengeance 44?

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4 hours ago, jtro223 said:

A drive wheel apparently came off of Steel Vengeance on/near the final brake run.

Apparently one of the brake fins struck the wheel causing it to fly off the ride. Nobody was injured from what I understand.

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I have no doubt the wheel hit a brake fin and bent it but I suspect that something on the wheel assembly was broken already.  The wheel was likely out of alignment which allowed it to be hit by the brake fin.

Either way the ride reopened a few hours later and from reports online is operating normally.

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Steel Vengeance is now...running all 3 trains! I can't link it, but FYE Coasters on Facebook have a video showing Chess leaving the station. A 2nd train can be seen parked on the brake run, and then a 3rd flies past overhead on one of the overbanked turns!

I would still expect 60-90+ minute waits though. Even with the improved capacity, I imagine Steel Vengeance is still gonna be stupid popular and Maverick and Valravn can easily get wait times that big so there is no reason Steel Vengeance won't.

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@McSalsa how busy is the park?   We will be up there Sunday unfortunately as some friends have tickets that expire that day and asked us to come along.  Would rather go Monday but will probably just hang on the beach, maybe kayak if lake is calm enough.  

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I'm not sure how accurate this is, but queue-times.com is currently reporting waits of 90 minutes for SV, Valravn and Millennium Force, 75 minutes for Maverick and 60 minutes for Dragster.

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2 hours ago, King Ding Dong said:

@McSalsa how busy is the park?   We will be up there Sunday unfortunately as some friends have tickets that expire that day and asked us to come along.  Would rather go Monday but will probably just hang on the beach, maybe kayak if lake is calm enough.  

Probably pretty busy, though as I am not actually in the park I can only use stuff like que-times listed above which isn't always 100% accurate. I was at Cedar Point last weekend and it got pretty packed, though we did have Fast Lane Plus on Sunday and on Monday, the park was pretty dead (Raptor had a 5-minute wait at 2pm which is a pretty good sign the park is "dead" in terms of crowds). Though even then, Steel Vengenace (which was still at 2 trains), Maverick, and Valravn were all 45 minutes plus.

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It was really busy when I went up Thursday. Wasn't expecting it to be busy on a 8 o' clock close. I did hear Cleveland schools were close do to the heat that day. Which is weird because it got pretty cool out around 4 at the park (not surprising, but interesting).

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They were running three trains Sunday.  What an incredible ride.  Talk about making lemonade out of a lemon...

Made me a bit sad riding it, though...wish the timing for a certain coaster in Kings Mills would have been a little different. 

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I found a news site that covered the opening day crash, and it called Steel Vengeance the world's "tallest and fastest roller coaster." I REALLY can't handle the GP.

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It is the tallest and fastest hybrid roller coaster. Its all just a marketing ploy whenever a park says tallest and fastest of anything. We could have the tallest Wild Mouse at 150ft and the GP would go nuts.

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Cedar Point's last three coasters have been marketed as TALLEST, FASTEST, LONGEST .............[insert coaster type here]

There was only like 6 or 7 wing coasters in the world when GK opened (and still aren't that many).

There were just 3 B&M Dive Machines before Valravn.

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All "first hyper-hybrid" means is that they built a steel hypercoaster, one of the dozens that have been built since 1989... but this is the first one that just happens to be supported by wood. Woop-dee-doo...

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When Fury 325 opened as the tallest gigacoaster, all that means is tallest coaster under 400 ft.

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Cedar Fair are the experts at creating "records".

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