This is a bobsled roller coaster with individual ten-passenger cars that navigate a twisting, turning U-shape trough. The cars are not attached to a track, but instead they rely on gravity to determine the speed and course as they roll down the trough. Disaster Transport began as the Avalanche Run roller coaster in 1985. After five seasons, Cedar Point spent $4 million to enclose the ride and enhance it with special effects and props. After the changes the attraction was renamed Disaster Transport.
|1985||Steel||Indoor Bobsled||Intamin AG|
|Height: 63 feet||Top Speed: 40 mph|
|Length: 1,932 feet||Trains: 5 - 10 passenger|
|Train Mfg: Intamin AG||Ride Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds|
1990 – Relocated indoors, renamed Disaster Transport and special effects added by ITEC Productions.
Addition $4.0 million spent on special effects and building construction
Estimated cost: $3.4 million
Individual car has five rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,800 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall
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