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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

Visit Elitch Gardens to ride this attraction.

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