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Racer

Kennywood

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This John Miller classic is a truly unique roller coaster. Kennywood's Racer is the only "Mobius" or single continuous track racing coaster in the United States and one of only three left in the world. When you board the train you'll depart the station from one side, but return on the opposite side, because of a reverse curve in the layout.

One of the popular traditions, if you're lucky to be seated on the side with the train racing beside you, is to hold out your arm to get a high five from one or more of the riders in the opposing train. The interaction is fun and unique.

Racer is also noteworthy because its iconic station has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1927 Wood Mobius Racer, Figure 8 John A. Miller

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 50 feet
  • Height: 72 feet
  • Length: 2,250 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 24 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
  • Top Speed: 40 mph
  • Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Racer Facts & History

Estimated cost: $75,000

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

Ride capacity: 1,400 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall

Where to Coast

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