Before you even step foot on this remarkable piece of architecture, stop to admire its extreme beauty. The densely woven wooden structure is the pride of Chesapeake, and holds its own against any steel monster hoping to take the title of best ride in the park. On the surface, Roar looks like the most classic roller coasters. In fact, Roar is partly inspired by a train style first invented nearly 100 years ago. But look how far we’ve come in 100 years, as tradition is forged into an utterly modern cascade of harmonically woven swooping curves, criss-crossing in a warped maze of pure speed and power.
This colossal wooden twister coaster’s epic proportions demand your respect even before you hear the mind-blowing stats. It rises 10 stories in the sky, which means you’ll be taking a drop of 90 feet in the first few seconds, and you’ll be taking it at 50 miles per hour. Bolting over this ingenious and intricate structure, you’ll blast through a 180 degree turn that will leave you speechless—but it probably won’t stop you from screaming. It’s right about now that you realize how Roar got its name.
Then over 3,040 feet of track, you’ll tear through six different reversals and a slew of cross-overs. That means you’ll be zigging and zagging back and forth more times than you can count, so we’ll count them for you — 22.
You’ll catch negative G airtime on hill after hill, finally shooting under an endless 230-foot long covered tunnel.
This is a cutting-edge modern wooden coaster. No one will blame you if you just want to stand there and admire it for a few minutes before you ride.
Temperatures must reach at least 40° for this ride to open.