September 6, 2007
Houston, TX -- Kemah Boardwalk last week fired off their brand new western-themed wooden roller coaster, Boardwalk Bullet. The 3,236-foot long wooden coaster debuted on August 31st and is the only roller coaster on Texas' Gulf Coast.
Built just feet from Galveston Bay, Boardwalk Bullet offers Kemah Boardwalk guests an exhilarating ride and incredible views from the 96-foot tall lift hill.
"The Boardwalk Bullet is the only seaside coaster, wooden or steel, on the Texas Gulf Coast," said Tim Anderson, general manager at Kemah Boardwalk.
Boardwalk Bullet displays some impressive engineering for a roller coaster since it features an unheard of forty-two crossovers. The limited space forced the designers to be creative to fit it all in.
From the moment Boardwalk Bullet shoots from the loading platform guests will begin a wild ride that starts with a 92-foot drop. Traveling at over 50 mph, the trains traverse the winding track that is full of twists and turns.
"The Boardwalk Bullet will give thrill-seeking Houston and Galveston residents an opportunity to experience an authentic wooden roller coaster close to home for the first time since Astroworld closed," added Anderson.
Boardwalk Bullet's two roller coaster trains seat 24 passengers each and the ride can accommodate up to 800 riders per hour.
Designed by The Gravity Group, LLC and constructed by Martin & Vleminckx Rides, LLC, the Boardwalk Bullet is one of the most compacted and twisted coasters ever built. The Gravity Group, LLC, founded in 2002, has more design experience and expertise than any other wooden roller coaster design team.
Boardwalk Bullet is now open daily.
Kemah Boardwalk is a 40-acre waterfront destination with themed restaurants, the Boardwalk Inn, amusement rides, dancing fountains, a water garden, mid-way games and retail shops. For more information, visit kemahboardwalk.com and boardwalkbullet.com
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