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The Legend

Arnolds Park

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The Legend roller coaster at Arnolds Park is the 7th oldest operating wooden coaster in the United States. Designed by John A. Miller this wooden coaster features a figure-eight layout that wraps around this historic lakeside amusement park. The Legend starts with a six-story lift that sets the three-car train in motion to travel the 2,000-foot-long track in just over one minute.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1927 Wood Freeform Figure 8 John A. Miller, John F. Pierce, Harry Baker
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 12 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    1 - 18 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

The Legend Facts & History

Fact: Formerly called the Giant Coaster

2023 – Skyline Attractions, LLC completes a multi-year refurbishment, including improvements to the lift hill, first drop, mechanics, foundation, and structure.

2014 – $1-million Refurbishment including a complete re-tracking completed.

1996 – Giant Coaster renamed The Legend

1989 – The roller coaster was rebuilt and the train was replaced with a new three-car train from PTC.

1987-1988 – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO)

1931 – Speed Hound renamed Giant Coaster

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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