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Lightning Racer


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The world's first racing, dueling wooden roller coaster. Lightning Racer begins with nine story lift that sets the trains in motion to race at speeds of up to 50 mph along 3,400 feet (per side) of wood layered track.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Wood Dueling Racer Great Coasters International

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 85 feet G-force: 3.6 G's
Height: 90 feet Length: 3,400 feet
Trains: 2 - 24 passenger Ride Time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds
Top Speed: 51 mph

Lightning Racer Facts

** Reported stats above are for each individual track.

Layout: Double Out and Back

Operates with two Millennium Flyer trains per track.

Opening date: May 13, 2000

Train has twelve cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,300 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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