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Big Apple Coaster

New York New York Hotel & Casino

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Surrounding the Las Vegas New York New York Hotel & Casino and visible from the surrounding Las Vegas Strip, Big Apple Coaster (formerly called Manhattan Express or Roller Coaster) starts from a height of twenty stories. The ride features two successive drops, the largest 144 feet, to reach a maximum speed of 67 mph. Big Apple Coaster's layout includes two inversions, a vertical loop and the world's first "heartline" twist and dive maneuver. Designed to simulate a barrel roll in a jet fighter, the trains roll 180-degrees, hang upside down for a moment 86-feet in the air, and then dive back under themselves. The ride concludes with some bunny hops and quick turns atop the casino roof.

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Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1997 Steel Multielement Togo
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Angle Of Descent
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 45 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    5 - 16 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Premier Rides

Big Apple Coaster Facts & History

Inversions: Vertical Loop and Twist and Dive

2013 – Roller Coaster renamed Big Apple Coaster

2007 – Manhattan Express renamed Roller Coaster

August 2006 – The original trains built by Togo were replaced with new trains built by Premier Rides.

2004 – Magnetic brake system added by Premier Rides.

Opening date: January 3, 1997

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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