The Top Thrill Dragster ride will break records for the worldâ€™s tallest and fastest rollercoaster when it opens in in Ohio in May.
Passengers strapped into the Dragster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky will drop 400ft at 120mph.
The rollercoaster will beat by more than 200ft the tallest ride record â€” 318ft set in 2000 by the Steel Dragon rollercoaster at Nagashima Spaland in Mie, Japan, and will be 13mph faster than the record of 106.8mph set in 2001 by the Dodonpa rollercoaster in the Fujikyu Highlands, FujiYoshida-shi, Japan.
Cedar Point park, with three million visitors a year for its 15 rollercoasters and other attractions on a peninsula jutting into Lake Erie, calls itself the rollercoaster capital of the world and has made building the worldâ€™s tallest rollercoasters its trademark. A day ticket for all the rides costs $43.95 (ÂŁ27.09) for adults, $21.95 for children.