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Pictures of construction on Cedar Point's new 'Valravn' coaster

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – Crews have erected the highest piece of Cedar Point's new Valravn coaster - the top section of the ride’s massive lift hill.

Weighing in at 95,000 pounds, the piece was secured to the existing lift structure. Valravn now stands 223 feet above the midway and joins four other coasters at the park that crest the 200-foot mark: Magnum XL-200 (205 feet tall), Wicked Twister (215 feet tall), Millennium Force (310 feet tall) and Top Thrill Dragster (420 feet tall).

Construction crews will continue to build the remaining track layout throughout the winter months. Then in the spring, Valravn’s testing phase will begin in time for its May debut.

Cedar Point is calling the Valravn the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster. Riders will be held over the edge for approximately four seconds before a 90-degree, 214-foot freefall dive to the ground as the coaster reaches a top speed of 75 miles per hour.

Valravn flips riders upside-down three times along its 3,415 feet of tarnished copper and silver steel track.