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This Cedar Point roller coaster named best new amusement ride of 2018

Posted at 3:03 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 15:03:11-04

Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance was named the "Best New Ride of 2018" by readers of Amusement Today magazine.

Standing at more than 200 feet, Steel Vengeance is the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world.

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Amusement Today's 2018 Golden Ticket Awards are calculated from an international poll asking experienced amusement park voters around the country and the world to rate the "best" in 23 categories.

Riders board one of three trains and climb nearly 205 feet above FrontierTown. Once they reached the lift hill, they will be staring straight down a 90-degree initial drop and a 200-foot fall to earth.

Lines for the ride have been long all summer long as guests rushed to get in line for a chance to ride the park's newest roller coaster.

Despite some hiccups during its debut, the ride has been a crowd pleaser among loyal and new roller coaster riders.

Among the other awards, Kings Island near Cincinnati won "Best Kids' Area".