Cedar Point Tops Out 420-foot Tower on New Roller Coaster

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Cedar Point skyline is now changed forever as construction crews have completed Top Thrill 2’s all-new, 420-foot-tall vertical spike tower.

The new structure joins the existing “top hat” tower, giving the park not one but two 420-foot-tall roller coaster towers.

The final piece, a section of red steel track, was hoisted and secured into place Sunday, marking the completion of Top Thrill 2’s track work.

The ride will open in the 2024 season, according to a press release from Cedar Point.

Riders on Top Thrill 2 will be launched in reverse at 101 mph, rising into the sky at a 90-degree angle on the new tower. This reverse launch is the second of three launches on the ride.

For more information on Top Thrill 2, which will be the world’s tallest and fastest triple-launch roller coaster, go to cedarpoint.com or the park’s YouTube channel.

Pictured at top: An artist’s rendering of the new Top Thrill 2 ride, which will open next year at Cedar Point.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.