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Alpine Bobsled

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

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Alpine Bobsled at The Great Escape is a "Bobsled" type of roller coaster that is unique and increasingly rare. This steel variation of the wooden "Flying Turns" coaster, has a trough or half-pipe track that allows the car to roll and move within the track. Each ride on this roller coaster is unique since the experience will vary based on the number and weight of the riders in the car. Alpine Bobsled is also well loved for it's minimal height requirement (42") that affords young thrill-seekers a chance to ride a full size roller coaster.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1984 Steel Bobsled Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Height: 64 feet
  • Length: 1,490 feet
  • Trains: 6 - 8 passenger
  • Top Speed: 32 mph
  • Train Mfg: Intamin AG

Alpine Bobsled Facts

1998 – Relocated to The Great Escape and renamed.

1989-1995 – Operated at Six Flags Great America Gurnee, IL as Rolling Thunder.

1984-1988 – Operated at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ) as Sarajevo Bobsled.

Individual car has four rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

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