Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point – The Coaster That Started “The Coaster Wars”

Magnum XL-200, a classic coaster at Cedar Point which was the first to break the 200-foot height barrier and the first Hyper coaster!

If you’re wondering what a Hyper coaster is, it’s just a coaster in the 200-feet range, so 200-299.99-feet!

Magnum XL-200 was the first to break these records in 1989!

The ride also won several Golden Ticket Awards for Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World by Golden Ticket Awards!

This ride, in general, is very unique, because it started “The Coaster Wars!”

No, not the Coaster Wars on Travel Channel, the one that was involved in parks!

The Coaster Wars had its peak of attention from 1989-2004!

So, I know what you’re thinking! What is it? Well, the Coaster Wars was a time where every single park had to outdo coaster built!

What does that mean? It means they had to have the tallest & fastest coaster!

Cedar Point loves doing this and they still love doing it today! Maybe not the tallest, but they love breaking records and having the best coaster of its kind!

There is still some competition today, like having the best coaster and sorts like that, however, the Coaster Wars was a very competitive time for theme parks!

The Coaster Wars’ peak has fallen and after 2004, every single park wasn’t building taller & faster coasters as much as they used to do!

Now, onto the ride!

Here are some stats of the Magnum XL-200:

Height: 205 feet

Drop: 194 feet

Angle of Descent: 60 degrees

Speed: 72 miles per hour

Designer: Ron Toomer

Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics

Length: 5,106 feet

Opening Date: May 6th, 1989


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A picture of the Magnum XL-200 ascending its 205-foot lift hill!

-Brandon

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