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Valravn Roller Coaster Station

Multiple Aluminum Panel Profiles And Colors From ATAS International Bring Theme Park Ride To Life

With a name based on a supernatural raven from Danish folklore, Cedar Point's Valravn in Sandusky, Ohio is the tallest (223 feet), fastest (75 mph) and longest (3,415 feet) dive roller coaster in the world. The Valravn Roller Coaster Station design incorporated several aluminum panel profiles in three colors from ATAS International.

The project was named as an ATAS International 2016 Project of the Year winner in the commercial walls category.

ATAS panels used on the Valravn Roller Coaster Station included:

• CastleTop in Charcoal Grey, Slate Grey, and Champagne

• Belvedere Wave Panel in Charcoal Grey

• Belvedere 7.2” Rib in Charcoal Grey

• Opaline in Champagne

The CastleTop diamond-shaped metal shingles were chosen for their appearance as feathered siding - a tribute to the Valravn mythical bird. The Belvedere Wave Panels, Belvedere 7.2” Rib, and Opaline complement the sleek angles of the building.

Cedar Point’s raven-themed roller coaster is the newest addition to the park. It is the park’s first dive coaster, a special type of roller coaster characterized by extra-wide passenger trains and a 90-degree first drop. Valravn riders are suspended at the first drop for four seconds before being released straight down. Passengers travel at 75 mph as their feet dangle and then enter a massive inversion, a loop with a twist, causing riders to hang upside down at a record-breaking 165 feet. At a total ride time of two minutes and 35 seconds, the ride is not for the fainthearted.

One of the 13 amusement and water parks owned by Cedar Fair LP, Cedar Point is located on 364 acres overlooking Lake Erie. It opened in 1870 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States. The park has been called the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” and features 71 rides, including 16 roller coasters.

The architect for this project was TRA of Cincinnati, OH. The metal panel installer was Lews Construction of Sandusky, OH. The metal panel distributor was Gordon Lumber of Huron, OH. The project owner is Cedar Fair LP of Sandusky, OH.

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal wall cladding, roofing, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over thirty stock colors with PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, ENERGY STAR® qualified cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation.

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