Cedar Point officially opens for the season on May 4, but there are a few opportunities to ride the new Top Thrill 2 before the park officially opens to the public.

Anticipation has been building ever since Cedar Point announced Top Thrill 2 in August, touting it as the world's tallest and fastest triple-launch strata coaster. According to information provided by Cedar Point, the two-minute ride will reach a speed of 120 miles per hour, towering 420 feet above the park.

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We've included a preview video below.

Ride Top Thrill 2 Before Cedar Point Opens in May

Before the new coaster makes its public debut on May 4, there are a few opportunities to attend events at Cedar Point. The park notes that not all event guests will have the opportunity to ride Top Thrill, so your mileage may vary.

Prayers From Maria Charity Ride

  • Sunday, April 28
  • Noon – 3:00 p.m.
  • $120 per ticket
  • Exclusive; extremely limited capacity

Tickets for the event are $120 per person

Cedar Point Prestige Passholder Preview

  • Sunday, April 28
  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Free (reservation & valid 2024 Cedar Point Prestige Pass required)
  • Limited capacity

This is an invitation-only event for Cedar Point Prestige Passholders.

2023 Coastermania Keychain Holder Preview

  • Sunday, April 28
  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Free (reservation & Coastermania keychain required)

This is an exclusive opportunity for guests who attended Coastermania 2023 and also have a Cedar Point Racing keychain.

2024 Cedar Point Gold & Summer Passholder Previews

  • Tuesday, April 30
  • Wednesday, May 1
  • Thursday, May 2
  • 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Free (registration and valid 2024 Cedar Point Gold or Summer Pass required)
  • Limited capacity

Registration for these events opens April 3. Visit this website for further details.


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