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Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

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The former Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon roller coaster sort of has legendary status since the show building that formerly housed the roller coaster is still easily seen The Great Escape's Log Flume ride and prominently displays a mural with the coaster's name. This roller coaster has now been removed and scrapped, but inside the show building used to reside a Schwarzkopf "Jet Star" model coaster with a compact twister layout. Aside from the exterior facade, queue and loading area, this indoor roller coaster had no themeing and the ride experience was in total darkness. Unfortunately, Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon suffered from poor ride capacity that resulted in excessively long wait times.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Steel Jet Star, Indoor Anton Schwarzkopf

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 40 feet
  • Height: 44 feet
  • Length: 1,765 feet
  • Top Speed: 31 mph
  • Train Mfg: Anton Schwarkopf

Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon Facts & History

2007-2008 – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO)

1999-2006 – Operated at The Great Escape.

1996-1998 – Operated at Darien Lake (Darien Center, NY) as Nightmare At Phantom Cave.

1987-1995 – Operated at Kentucky Kingdom (Louisville, KY) as Starchaster.

1984 – Starchaser removed from Beech Bend Park (Bowling Green, KY)

Individual car has two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Where to Coast

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