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Sidewinder

Elitch Gardens

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Sidewinder is a shuttle loop coaster designed by Arrow Dynamics that features a straight section of track with a single vertical loop between five-story platforms at opposite ends. A catapult launch mechanism propels the train off each platform. During the one-minute ride you'll pass through Sidewinder's vertical loop while traveling both forwards and backwards.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1980 Steel Shuttle Loop Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 47 feet
  • G-force: 4 G's
  • Height: 56 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Launch: Catapult
  • Length: 502 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 24 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds
  • Top Speed: 45 mph
  • Train Mfg: Arrow Dynamics

Sidewinder Facts

1995 - Relocated to the new Elitch Gardens location near downtown Denver.

1990 - Relocated to Elitch Gardens and renamed Sidewinder.

1980 - Roaring Tornado opens at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls where it operated through 1989.

Inversion: Loop

Opening date: May 27, 1995

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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