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Magnum XL 200

February 7, 2011

Back in 1989 the world was still enamored with looping coasters, at every park people wanted to make a roller coaster that had even more inversions than the other parks. There was one park that wanted a nice coaster that would mimic the out and back style of the woodies of the 1920s, that park was Cedar Point. The result was a coaster that had a whole lot of hills, no inversions, and was instead the tallest and fastest coaster in the world, otherwise known as Magnum XL 200.

Inside the station waiting for us are trains that look like spaceships (sort of), and not much else. The lift hill is one of the loudest in the world but it provides a nice view from the top that can be missed from the coasters withe faster lifts. The drop isn’t to steep at 60 degrees, but it is fun. The next hill has lots of airtime at the top and flies over the parks go-carts. The drop from here turns a bit to the left and dives into a tunnel. There is one more hill before the fancy turnaround, and it is fun too. The turnaround is basically a large helix that switches from upward to downwards halfway through. The ride coming back is even crazier than going out, we are bombarded with bunny hops through tunnels, some with fog. The airtime at this point is incredible, it feels like you are going to be thrown from your seat all the way to blue streak on the other side of the park. The ride is over after a few turns and we rush to look at our pictures at the photo booth.

I thought that Magnum was fun with tons of ejector airtime, although it was a bit bumpy, I am giving it an 8 out of  10.

Have you been on Magnum?What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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  1. I liked this coaster when I first rode it in 2001. Alas, age, either mine or Magnum’s has taken its toll in the last 9 years and I found it much too bumpy and jarring last year when I rode it again.

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