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Lightning Racer

Hersheypark

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The world's first racing, dueling wooden roller coaster. Lightning Racer begins with nine story lift that sets the trains in motion to race at speeds of up to 50 mph along 3,400 feet (per side) of wood layered track.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Wood Dueling Racer Great Coasters International
  • Height
    90
    feet
  • Drop
    85
    feet
  • Length
    3,400
    feet
  • Top Speed
    51
    miles per hour
  • G-force
    3.6
    G's
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 20 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1300
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 24 passenger
     

Lightning Racer Facts & History

** Reported stats above are for each individual track.

Layout: Double Out and Back

Operates with two Millennium Flyer trains per track.

Opening date: May 13, 2000

Train has twelve cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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