Freedom seniors take Cedar Point

Morgan Stewart

On May 14, members of the senior class, who purchased tickets, went on an end-of-the-year field trip to Cedar Point.
To get to their destination, they traveled by bus to the amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. The students were chaperoned by Mrs. Brandi Burger, Mr. Bradley Baldwin, Mr. Nathaniel Langelli and Senior Class Sponsor Mr. Aaron Fitzpatrick.
This year, Cedar Point has added a new attraction to the park, the Valravn. This rollercoaster is currently breaking 10 world records including tallest dive coaster, fastest dive coaster, longest dive coaster, most inversions on a dive coaster, longest drop on a dive coaster and highest inversions on a dive coaster.
It also shattered records for most roller coasters over 200 feet at one amusement park, most rides at one amusement park, most roller coaster track at one amusement park and most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park.
The Valravn is 223 feet tall at its highest point, which is more than 20 stories and it goes 75 miles an hour. Before the first drop, which is a 90 degree angle, you are held there, forced to look down for approximately four seconds before dropping you 214 feet.
“The Valravn was definitely my favorite,” Senior Jenn Belair said. “It was the first thing my friends and I went on. We were in the front row and it was totally terrifying, but amazing.”
The Valravn is the newest of the world record-breaking roller coasters at Cedar Point, which is known as the The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.
This year was the third time within the last four years that the senior class has taken this trip. They have attended the trip every year since 2013, except for 2014.
This year, the seniors were really pushed to buy tickets so there were enough people to make the trip happen.
“They better keep doing Cedar Point and you future seniors better go. It was a great time,” Belair said.
Unfortunately, this year the weather wasn’t fully cooperative with the trip’s schedule, due to the temperatures being low and it was rainy. Despite the weather, those who attended still managed to have a good time.
“Overall I had a great experience. The rain and the cold kinda sucked [sic], but overall I had a lot of fun,” Belair said.