Millenium Force Review

We're here at Cedar Point, where we will be riding the ever so lovely Millenium Force today. You'll probably recognize it as that big blue roller coaster shown on TV frequently. After avoiding a run in with the Millenium Force Ride Operator, we climb into the seats. I'm not sure if you're allowed to pull down your own lap bar or if they have the Xcelerator Rule that states only a ride operator may pull down the lap bar. But anyways, once we're all buckled in, we're off. We start by going up the lifthill. Now this lifthill is different from most lifthills as it is using a cable to pull us to the top. During this lifthill, you can get a fantastic view of Cedar Point and of Lake Erie. Then when roll over the top and into the famous first drop. At this part of the ride, you're mind goes into falling mode. This is a state of mind where all emotions, thoughts, and brain activity are put on hold and the only thing you can think about is the fact that you're falling. Now you do get good airtime on the drop (And only the drop.) However, because we're in Falling Mode, it doesn't matter. I'd say the closest thing to Milleniun Force's first drop would have to be Bungee Jumping. The only real difference is that Bungee Jumping also includes the illusion of death, which is a big plus in my book. And while this is a fantastic first drop, it is not the greatest first drop in all of mankind like the Cedar Point Fanboys will tell you. That belongs to X2. By this point of the ride, we have completed the first drop and are now ripping through a giant overbanked turn at lightning speeds. We've also gotten out of falling mode and now have our mind back. We now notice the lightning speeds we are taking the overbanked at. After the overbanked turn, we zoom away from the famous first drop and sprint into the first. We now fly up into the first hill. We expect airtime at the top, however, there's at best, just mild floater air. Yeah, you know all that stuff about the amazing airtime on Millenium Force, that's all Cedar Point Fanboy Bullsh*t. However, we do notice that the hill did not take away any of our speed. (Or at least it seems that way.) We are still traveling at the same lightning speeds that we were going at when leaving the first drop. We then fly through some sort of twistyness. However, we don't feel any lateral Gs through all this. We just keep on feeling the speed. We can still feel the pure raw speed. Then, we then go through the second overbanked turn. It kind of feels like Xcelerator as we just fly through it. Still running as fast as we were at the bottom of the first drop, we go into another hill. Just like the first hill, the fact that it is a hill means nothing. We fly through it as if it were straight track. We then fly through the second tunnel. After zooming out of there, we head straight into a small little bunny hop. There is a *little* bit of airtime here. But it's not all that much. After zooming through a few more curves, we rip through the final overbanked turn as if it were nothing. We then slam into the brake run. While Millenium is a very fun ride with a magnifiecent first drop, it is not the ride Cedar Point Fanboys claim it is. Honestly, after the first drop, it kind of feels like a giant blue powered coaster progamed to go 90mph. But hey, even if it's not the amazing ride you hear about on TV, I'd still recommend riding this if at Cedar Point. You will have fun. I can guarantee you that.

8/10

Location: Cedar Point

Opened: 2000

Built by: Intamin

Last Ridden: July 25, 2007

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