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American Eagle

Six Flags Great America

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American Eagle wooden coaster is an out and back racer. Two tracks run parallel to each other allowing the trains to race side-by-side for most of the ride. After cruising down the 147-foot first drop the American Eagle flies over several low lying hills before reaching the impressive helix at the opposite end. The return run is just as fun with a series of exciting drops and bunny hops.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1981 Wood Racing, Out and Back Intamin AG, Curtis D. Summers

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 55°
  • Drop: 147 feet
  • Height: 127 feet
  • Length: 4,650 feet
  • Trains: 4 - 30 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 35 seconds
  • Top Speed: 66 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

American Eagle Facts

One side of the American Eagle operates with the trains turned backwards.

Maximum two train operation per side.

Train has five cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,800 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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