Millennium Force is a steel roller coaster built by Intamin at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. It was the fourteenth roller coaster built at the park since the Blue Streak in 1964. When built in 2000, it was the first roller coaster to exceed 300 feet (91 m) in height, and was briefly the tallest closed circuit roller coaster in the World, before being surpassed by Steel Dragon 2000 in August 2000. Also, it is the second longest roller coaster in North America after The Beast at Kings Island. It is also the first roller coaster to utilize a cable lift system, rather than a traditional chain lift.
Millennium Force has been voted the number one steel roller coaster in the world in Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards seven times since the year 2001, and has never been ranked lower than number two since it opened in 2000.Millennium Force has switched the top position with Bizarro at Six Flags New England, a megacoaster of very similar construction, five times in the last ten years.Millennium Force's tagline is "The future is riding on it."
- Two tunnels.
- Four overbanked turns.
- Four hills.
- On-ride camera .
When it opened in May 2000, Millennium Force broke/helped break twelve world records:
- First ever complete circuit roller coaster to top 300 feet (91 m).
- Tallest complete circuit roller coaster (310 feet (94 m)).
- Longest drop on a complete circuit roller coaster (300 feet (91 m)).
- Fastest complete circuit roller coaster (93 miles per hour (150 km/h)).
- Steepest non-inversion banked turn on a roller coaster (122°) (Half Corkscrew).
- First roller coaster to utilize a cable lift system.
- First roller coaster to feature magnetic braking system.
Designer: Werner Stengel
Model: Giga coaster
Track layout: Out and Back
Lift/launch system: Cable lift hill
Height: 310 ft (94 m)
Drop: 300 ft (91 m)
Length: 6,595 ft (2,010 m)
Speed: 93 mph (150 km/h)
Max vertical angle: 80°
Capacity: 1,300 riders per hour
Height restriction: 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)
Trains: 3 trains with 9 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.