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The Nightmare

Joyland Amusement Park

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Joyland's Roller Coaster, a Philadelphia Tobbogan Coaster, is world reknowned for being one of the last surviving original wooden roller coasters, and is designated an ACE Coaster Classic. Designed by Herb Schmeck and John Allen, it has a 2,600 foot track span, 76-foot drop and top speed of 50 mph. It is the only coaster in North America using vintage rolling stock with fixed position lap bars.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1949 Wood Out and Back Herb Schmeck, John Allen, PTC

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 76 feet
  • Height: 70 feet
  • Length: 2,600 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 18 passenger
  • Top Speed: 50 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

The Nightmare Facts

ACE Coaster Classic

August 15, 2004 – Standing but not operating SBNO since then.

2006 - The original name "Roller Coaster" is changed to The Nightmare.

The only roller coaster in North America using vintage PTC rolling stock with fixed position lap bars.

Estimated cost: $75,000

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

Where to Coast

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