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Greezed Lightnin'

Kentucky Kingdom

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Greezed Lightnin' has been removed from Kentucky Kingdom and became the victim of a welders torch.

Greezed Lightnin' was the final ride of its kind in the region. This Schwarzkopf "weight drop" Shuttle Loop propeled riders from zero to 57 mph in less than six seconds. Riders continued through a 76-foot-tall loop, then up a 70-degree incline where the train reversed directions and then traveled backwards through the loop, through the station, and up a steep incline on the opposite end.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2003 Steel Shuttle Loop Anton Schwarzkopf
  • Height
  • Angle Of Descent
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • Launch
    Weight Drop
  • Ride Time
    30 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    1 - 28 passenger

Greezed Lightnin' Facts & History

Weight drop Shuttle Loop model

Inversion: Vertical Loop

1978 – Opened at Six Flags Great America and named Tidal Wave

1995 – Relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia and renamed Viper

September 16, 2001 – Viper closed and was removed to be placed in storage.

2003 – Moved to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and renamed Greezed Lightnin'

2010-2013 – Greezed Lightnin' is standing-but-not-operating (SBNO).

July 2013 – Greezed Lightnin' will not be part of the new Kentucky Kingdom when the park reopens in 2014. The park hired a team to remove and scrap this roller coaster.

Opening date: April 25, 2003

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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