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Cedar Point partners with Zamperla to unveil the REAL Top Thrill 2 train at the IAAPA Expo Orlando

At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Cedar Point has revealed the REAL Top Thrill 2 train.


Cedar Point partners with Zamperla to unveil the REAL Top Thrill 2 train at the IAAPA Expo Orlando

There’s a “Revvvolution” taking place at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, as Top Thrill 2 from Zamperla continues to climb 420 feet above the Lake Erie shore below.


The lead car from blue train debuted at IAAPA Expo in grand style at the Zamperla booth on Tuesday morning.


“You are in the right spot,” Antonio Zamperla jokes with the hundreds of IAAPA Expo attendees who surrounded booth No. 2024 as representatives of Zamperla and Cedar Point pulled back the curtain on Top Thrill 2’s sleek train, featuring a lengthy nose cone set atop a new all-aluminum chassis.


Cedar Point partners with Zamperla to unveil the REAL Top Thrill 2 train at the IAAPA Expo Orlando

“Most coasters like this have a steel chassis. This is one piece of milled aluminum, so [there are] no welds,” explains Adam Sandy with Zamperla, as he points to the huge wheels on Top Thrill 2 that stretch 530 millimeters. “We have three launches back-to-back-to-back, so we have to take that energy and help it dissipate.”


Cedar Point partners with Zamperla to unveil the REAL Top Thrill 2 train at the IAAPA Expo Orlando

Top Thrill 2 will launch riders 74 mph up an existing top hat element, before allowing gravity to take over, producing a rollback where the train will launch 101 mph backwards up a reverse spike, before accelerating 120 feet up the former ride’s iconic 420-foot-tall top hat.

Top Thrill 2 opens summer 2024 at Cedar Point.


Cedar Point partners with Zamperla to unveil the REAL Top Thrill 2 train at the IAAPA Expo Orlando

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