This Roller Coaster Simulation Previews a Real, Record-Breaking Ride

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Sep 17, 2015
References: valravn.cedarpoint & theverge
The Valravn roller coaster simulation may seem too extreme to be true. The virtual reality video allows viewers to experience a fast-paced, 360 degree ride on the unbelievably thrilling coaster right from their smartphones.

The most part about this roller coaster simulation is that it's a preview for a real ride opening at Cedar Point, a 72-ride amusement park in Ohio. Valravn -- named for a mythical Danish raven that gained powers from eating the dead after battles -- is set to break ten world coaster records, including longest drop (214 feet) and fastest dive (75 mph).

For some, the roller coaster simulation may be adrenaline enough for one lifetime. For those brave enough, the real Valravn ride will be waiting.