is a steel roller coaster
built by Intamin
at Cedar Point amusement park
in Sandusky, Ohio
, United States. It was the fourteenth roller coaster to be built at the park since Blue Streak
opened in 1964. Upon completion in 2000, Millennium Force broke six world records and was the world's first Giga Coaster
, a roller coaster that exceeds 300 feet (91 m) in height. It was not the tallest and fastest ride on earth when it opened: the Tower of Terror ll opened in 1997 at 377 feet tall and 100 mph and Superman: The Escape, opened in 1996, was 415 feet tall and 100 mph. The ride is also the third-longest roller coaster in North America after The Beast
at Kings Island
and Fury 325
. It was the first roller coaster to use a cable lift
system rather than a traditional chain lift. The coaster has a 310 ft (94 m), 45-degree lift hill with a 300 ft (91 m) drop and features two tunnels, three overbanked turns
, and four hills. It has a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h).
Since its debut, Millennium Force has been voted the number one steel roller coaster ten times in Amusement Today'
s Golden Ticket Awards
. Its lowest ranking in the poll has been two, a position that it has swapped with Superman the Ride
(formerly Bizarro) numerous times since 2001, and in 2016, with Fury 325
. Although Millennium Force has been surpassed in height and speed, it remains one of the tallest and fastest in the world.