Surrounding the Las Vegas New York New York Hotel & Casino and visible from the surrounding Las Vegas Strip, Roller Coaster (formerly called Manhattan Express) starts from a height of twenty stories. The ride features two successive drops, the largest 144 feet, to reach a maximum speed of 67 mph. Roller Coaster's layout includes two inversions, a vertical loop and the world's first "heartline" twist and dive maneuver. Designed to simulate a barrel roll in a jet fighter, the trains roll 180-degrees, hang upside down for a moment 86-feet in the air, and then dive back under themselves. The ride concludes with some bunny hops and quick turns atop the casino roof.
|Height: 203 feet||Drop: 144 feet|
|Angle Of Descent: 55 degrees||Top Speed: 67 mph|
|Length: 4,777 feet||Inversions: 2|
|Trains: 5 - 16 passenger||Train Mfg: Premier Rides|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds|
2007 – Manhattan Express renamed Roller Coaster
2004 – Magnetic brake system added by Premier Rides.
August 2006 – The original trains built by Togo were replaced with new trains built by Premier Rides and the attraction is now being called the Roller Coaster.
Train has four cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall
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