As I exited Cedar Point’s new roller coaster Steal Vengeance, smiling from ear to ear, I heard many statements similar to that one.
It was clear to see most riders enjoyed their experience on the amusement park’s newest attraction — one created by the transformation of the Mean Streak into a “hyper-hybrid” coaster.
I’ll admit it’s impressive. Steal Vengeance is full of plot twists, keeping the attention of its riders and making for a very enjoyable ride. I laughed for most of the ride and couldn’t wait to ride again — which I did.
The ride is not too intense for anyone who gets uneasy on roller coasters but is still exciting enough for thrill-seekers.
When I rode Steal Vengeance, it was very foggy, which added to the rustic and mysterious atmosphere of the FrontierTown attraction.
The ride starts out with a few baby hills, which are enough to excite each rider’s stomach. I love this start because it leaves riders ready for more.
Each train’s climb up the initial hill doesn’t last long and thankfully the 90-degree drop is not the climax of the ride; it just gets better and better.
Steal Vengeance is extremely smooth and the twists and turns aren’t too rough — unlike the unpleasant experience the Mean Streak provided. Also, although the track takes the train upside down a couple times, it is not a huge loop; it’s more of a twist. Although there is no shoulder harness, there is a sturdy lap belt and leg rest, so I felt very secure.
The ride lasts for a good amount of time — about 2 1/2 minutes — and leaves riders satisfied and happy.
On a clear day, there will be a good view of Lake Erie on the left of the first hill and the landscape of the ride on the right. It is definitely a unique ride offering something in it for everyone.
There’s no doubt the lines for Steal Vengeance are going to be packed this season.