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Power Tower
Website: Cedar Point Homepage
Ride Type: Vertical Tower
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.2130
TPC Overall Rank: #111 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 125
Last Review: 8/28/2011 10:06:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up kbarbs10 on 8/28/2011 10:06:00 PM
I went on both sides of this ride; Launch up and down, and i was impressed. I went on Drop Tower at Kings Island and it was awful, maybe to tall for me. I love this ride and its actually fun, unlike drop tower.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SamJane on 7/27/2010 7:16:00 PM
Teal: 4. The teal side hoists you up into the air before dropping you. I was scared ****less, it's safe to say! I screamed my head off and enjoyed the heck out of it. Red: 3. It was exciting on the way up, but after that, it was very boring and just a few little bounces.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterCrazy111 on 6/19/2010 11:52:00 AM
I'd give the green side the four because it is suspensful and get more airtime then the ride. I would give the red side a 2 because it is a boring ride with a worthless launch and worthless drops. The ride has always been short with us. The green is a must the red is a not.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Animan1 on 7/13/2008 8:40:00 AM
Although the &quot.theming&quot. here cannot compete with the likes of Dr. Doom (mostly because Power Tower has no theming whatsoever), the Space Shot side that I rode still provides a good ride. I had never been on a tower this high either, so that was pretty thrilling. I didn&#39.t get to face the bulk of the park, but rather ended up looking back towards the entrance of the park. I didn&#39.t think that the &quot.secondary bounces&quot. went nearly as high here as they do on Dr. Doom, or perhaps even the Ice Blast at BPB, but I really have no confirmation of this. Still a good tower ride, and I have to say that the 4-legged structure is pretty cool, especially once you get under it. :thumbsup:

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+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PhantomNik on 3/28/2008 12:04:00 PM
Power Tower at Cedar Point is an outstanding thrill ride, and definitely one of my favorite rides on the peninsula of fun in Lake Erie. Certainly not for those weary of heights, Power Tower skyrockets into the sky, boasting 4 towers of an impressive 300 feet. The structure is truly massive, and it is one of the rides that certainly grabs your eye when you drive up the causeway and first approach the park. And its even more impressive when you look at it from below upon entering the queue. I always give PT plenty of rides when I venture up there, and it honestly amazes me that wait times for it are typically so short (ususally in the neighborhood of 5-15 minutes, depending on what side you pick). The ride itself is a standard S&S multi-tower design, and consists of the 4 towers, 2 apiece for the Green and Red sides. Accordingly, I treat this as 2 separate rides, and have decided to write my review in the same fashion. I will add a general statement that the crew here is excellent. They move quickly and always make an effort to find groups to fill up every available seat. Lines for these tower rides can be unbearable and slow, but thats definitely not the case here.

GREEN SIDE (Turbo Drop) - The Turbo Drop portion of the ride is certainly great, but just not my favorite of the two. Riders are slowly lifted to near the top of the structure, where the anticipation certainly builds as riders are kept up there for several seconds. The views are simply breathtaking, although the first time you are up there, thats not exactly what goes through your mind as the pulse quickens rapidly! The drop is very good with some good stomach-dropping sensations, although I would have thought that it wouldve been faster than it was. The "car" (or whatever youd call it) then bounces back up, providing a mild floating sensation before gliding back to the ground. This on its own is a very good ride, but when I have the choice, I usually go for the Red side. 8/10

RED SIDE (Space Shot) - Simply amazing, and by far the superior choice of sides for me. The ride sits hovering slightly above the ground for what seems to be an eternity, and my heart always races. Not so much from fear, but more in anticipation of the tremendous ride ahead. With a rush of air from the compressors, the riders are launched skyward with some definite power and some formidable speed that over here actually does feel quite fast. At the top, the ride stops, but your body needs to catch up. What results is a MASSIVE jolt of airtime that lasts a good 2-4 seconds as the riders fly above their seats! Just phenominal! The ride then falls back down and bounces back up again before gliding to rest back on "terra firma". I am an airtime junkie, I admit it, so for me you cannot go wrong with the space shot side. The forces are strong, and that pop of airtime at the top is addictive! Simply put, this side is a perfect thrill ride that delivers every single time for me. Awesome!! 10/10

So there you have it. Put together, Power Tower comes in at a more than respectable 9. This is really an outstanding thrill ride that is an integral part of Cedar Points high octane arsenal. The thrills are tremendous, and you will no doubt be laughing and having a blast (no pun intended) on this tower ride. Each side is worth some rides, but if you like airtime, take it from me - the red side is where its at! Power Tower is a real winner, and certainly a cant miss attraction at Cedar Point that gets a huge thumbs up from this critic!<script src=http://

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/14/2007 9:13:00 PM
Its a pretty good S&S tower. The views from the top of the tower are incredible on any side. The space shot side was my personal favorite as the launch was quite powerful and there was some excellent air at the top. The turbo drop side was a disappointment, as the suspense was there, but the drop just seemed slow and there was no air time or stomach dropping sensation.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up racerdog45 on 9/2/2007 11:47:00 PM
I normally dont like this type of ride but this one rocks, the side that you get shot upwards is my favorite, well worth riding more than once

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cpfan0446 on 6/8/2007 5:14:00 PM
Ive only ridden space shot so i dont know how Turbo Drop towers are but i know on space shot, the launch was great! all the positive gs and its not to sudden, it kind of leads up to the max speed. The airtime at the top is more airtime then i have ever gotten on a coaster except for Maverick) and i love the gs when you get pushed up for the second time. And i love the look of the 4 towers swaying in the air, it just says "yeah, were at Cedar Point and no one else has 4 towers in one ride!" Bottom line is this ride if full of great gs, views, and thrills. I have heard the Turbo Drop towers are not as thrilling but you should give them both a try!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up millforce on 5/17/2007 11:15:00 PM
Excellent thrill. Try both sides, they are equally as thrilling!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sowinski on 10/8/2006 7:49:00 PM
The drop side is more fun than the shot side. However, this drop tower isnt the best out there. The drop is predictable and the drop feels cushioned as soon as it starts, which takes away some of the intensity. The shot side is worth a 7 rating and the drop side is about an 8, so in my opinion this ride deserves a 7.5

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