About Magnum XL-200
Magnum XL-200 was the big coaster that beat out them all in 1989. It is the original hypercoaster.
Magnum XL-200 was the world's first ever hypercoaster when it debuted in 1989, which is coaster that reaches a maximum height between 200 and 299 feet. Manufactured by Arrow Dynamics, Magnum XL-200 is the most noteable of Ron Toomer's roller coaster creations. Magnum XL-200 will take you up 205 feet, and drop you down 195 feet at a top speed of 72 miles per hour. Magnum XL-200's name stands for its large size and extreme heights. The total length of the ride is 5,106 feet. Magnum XL-200 cost $8,000,000 to construct.
Ron Toomer has created some of the best roller coasters in the world, including Gemini, Iron Dragon, and Cedar Creek Mine Ride, but the most noteable of his creations is Magnum XL-200.
Magnum has been known to be the coaster that started the Coaster Wars, the battle between every amusement park in the world to have the tallest and fastest roller coaster. Even though Magnum has been sited as the starter gun for the Coaster Wars, Cedar Point broke many records before Magnum XL-200 opened.
One of the only Cedar Point attractions to be involved in an accident was Magnum XL-200. On a rainy May 26, 2007, two trains accidentally collided into each other, while moving at under 10 miles per hour, and caused minor damage to each train. Two people were treated at the park's First Aid Station, while one other guest was transported to a local hospital due to an asthma attack. Fifty-nine guests were on board both trains combined. The official cause of the accident was excessive moisture on the track.
Magnum XL-200 held many records in its day, including tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.
Magnum XL-200 is concreted in between Corkscrew and Gemini, and runs along the sandy Lake Erie shoreline.
Details on Magnum XL-200
Height: 205 feet
Speed: 72 miles per hour
Height Requirement: 48 inches
Thrill Level: ★★★★★
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