HERSHEY, Pa. - Hersheypark will open opening a new roller coaster next weekend, one that it says is the steepest in the nation.

The coaster, called Fahrenheit, will take riders up 121 feet in a 90-degree ascent. Then it will plummet down a 97-degree drop.

The previous steepest drop was 95 degrees.

The 85-second ride is scheduled to open to the public Saturday. Fahrenheit also has an inverted loop and inverted corkscrew roll, and a maximum speed of 58 miles per hour.

Hersheypark's last new roller coaster opened in 2004.