Kings Island's Racer is an "out and back" traditional wooden racing coaster when the two tracks mirror each other. The Racer is credited for beginning the second golden age of the roller coaster. In 1982 one side of this roller coaster began to run with the trains facing backward, which made the Racer the first backward racing coaster in the world.
|1972||Wood||Out and Back Racer||John Allen, PTC|
|Angle Of Descent: 50 degrees||Drop: 83 feet|
|Height: 88 feet||Length: 3,415 feet|
|Trains: 4 - 30 passenger||Ride Time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds|
|Top Speed: 53.3 mph||Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.|
Ride capacity: 1,320 passengers per hour, per side
Estimated cost: $1.2 million
Train has five cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 2,640 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 44 inches tall
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