- Cedar Point
- Top Thrill Dragster
Top Thrill Dragster
Top Thrill 2, formerly known as Top Thrill Dragster, is an upcoming launched roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Originally manufactured by Intamin and designed by Werner Stengel, Top Thrill Dragster opened in 2003 as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, as well as the first strata coaster. It debuted with a height of 420 feet (130 m), a maximum speed of 120 mph (190 km/h), and a total track length of 2,800 feet (850 m). Its speed and height records were surpassed in 2005 by Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure.
The original roller coaster was themed to Top Fuel drag racing, with the launch track designed to resemble a dragstrip. It has also consistently ranked as one of the world's top steel coasters in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication. The ride was closed following an incident in 2021, in which a guest was severely injured while standing in line, and Zamperla was hired to create a new ride experience. The modified version, which will add two launches and a second tower, will open in 2024 as Top Thrill 2.