Magnum XL 200: The Best Hypercoaster in the Midwest !
Excuse me while I kiss the sky writes Jimi Hendrix. This Mega Hypercoaster was the first of its kind to break the 200 foot barrier. Magnum XL 200 has a first drop of 204 feet. You scream at the whopping speed of 70 mph. Built in 1989 this hypercoaster soon set a new set of standards by which steel rollercoasters were to be judged.
The second drop (below) is just as impressive as the first which hurls you through a tunnel. After this drop you are propelled through a double helix. This is a ride where you may want to hang on tightly. The intensity continues almost to the end with maximum air time. This is why I find this hypercoaster the best of its kind.
The double helix is followed by two more tunnels and several moments of air time. Photos by Joe Schwartz: you can visit his site Joyrides, Cedar Fair and Kevin Hulme. Thank you !
A few tips:
Ride this in the back for the most air time or in the front for the best view. You want to ride this at least 3 times to really enjoy the magnitude of the ride.