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Greezed Lightnin'

Kentucky Kingdom

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Greezed Lightnin' has been removed from Kentucky Kingdom and became the victim of a welders torch.

Greezed Lightnin' was the final ride of its kind in the region. This Schwarzkopf "weight drop" Shuttle Loop propeled riders from zero to 57 mph in less than six seconds. Riders continued through a 76-foot-tall loop, then up a 70-degree incline where the train reversed directions and then traveled backwards through the loop, through the station, and up a steep incline on the opposite end.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2003 Steel Shuttle Loop Anton Schwarzkopf

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 70°
  • Height: 138 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Launch: Weight Drop
  • Length: 863 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 28 passenger
  • Ride Time: 30 seconds
  • Top Speed: 57 mph

Greezed Lightnin' Facts

Weight drop Shuttle Loop model

Inversion: Vertical Loop

1978 – Opened at Six Flags Great America and named Tidal Wave

1995 – Relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia and renamed Viper

September 16, 2001 – Viper closed and was removed to be placed in storage.

2003 – Moved to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and renamed Greezed Lightnin'

2010-2013 – Greezed Lightnin' is standing-but-not-operating (SBNO).

July 2013 – Greezed Lightnin' will not be part of the new Kentucky Kingdom when the park reopens in 2014. The park hired a team to remove and scrap this roller coaster.

Opening date: April 25, 2003

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

Ride capacity: 1,300 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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