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Canyon Blaster

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

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This Arrow designed Mine Train coaster features two lift hills, a double helix and thrills for everyone in the family. Canyon Blaster is one of the more interesting roller coasters at The Great Escape since it has a custom track layout that wasn't designed for this location. Instead, the coaster originally operated at the now defunct Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee and that explains why some of the support structure forms some odd shapes.

Also disappointing is the fact that the park opted to not include the second train and required transfer track when it re-erected the roller coaster. Therefore, Canyon Blaster has single train and low ride capacity, resulting in slow moving, long lines at times.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1972 Steel Mine Train Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 30 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 28 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Arrow Dynamics

Canyon Blaster Facts & History

Feature: Two Lift Hills, Double Helix

2003 – Relocated to The Great Escape and renamed Canyon Blaster.

1998 – Relocated to Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park (Thorntown, IN) and placed in storage.

1972-1997 – Rock n' Roller Coaster operated at Opryland USA (Nashville, TN)

Train has seven 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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