Park says Top Thrill Dragster will run

Friday, 07 May 2004

Top Thrill Dragster, the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, will work consistently this season, according to Cedar Point officials, the Sandusky Register reported.

Dragster's catch car was sent to Germany over the off-season where engineers worked on new catch car magnets. A problem with the catch car overheating caused part of last season's downtime.

"It's going to open with the park and run as well as it ran in the latter part of last year," Monty Jasper, Cedar Point's Vice President of Maintenance, told the Register.

Top Thrill Dragster's trains run slower in the loading station during cooler weather. Because of that, Cedar Point will start the season running five trains on Top Thrill Dragster, as the sixth would not increase capacity. However, once the weather warms, that sixth train will be added.