In June of 1999 I headed on over to Cedar Point for my first enthusiast event...Coaster-Mania. This was taken while driving at 45 miles an hour over the Cedar Point Causeway out of my passenger side window at about 5:45 am. You know I'm not a morning person but I'll get up at any time to hit some coasters.
Here's a nice shot of the Raptor taken from the midway below the first drop. The morning of Coaster-Mania was spent going between the Raptor and Mantis for some fabulous Exclusive Ride Time. Nothing wakes me up in the morning better than a slow trek up Mantis's lift hill in the cool morning air before plummeting to the ground at high speed. You know life doesn't get any better than this.
I really love the drop after the brake run on Raptor. It's a great twisting diving turn that reminds me of the great Schwarzkopf Looping Star coasters.
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Paul B. Drabek