A first-of-its-kind in North America, the Spider spinning coaster takes riders to a new extreme. Four passengers load into the roller coaster car - two facing forward and two facing backward. The car remains in the locked position as it climbs the 53-foot tall lift and descends the initial drop. As the car begins to ascend the second hill it then unlocks, allowing free horizontal spin - up to 20 rotations per minute. Spider has a unique track layout that includes an 82-degree embankment called the Immelmann, a stretch of slalom track, and a 360-degree carousel turn. The Spider roller coaster is located on the South Midway at Lagoon Park.
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Estimated cost: $3 million
Individual car has two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 930 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall with an adult or 51 inches to ride alone
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