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Coaster Thrill Ride

Puyallup Fair

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This historic wooden roller coaster at the Puyallup Fairgrounds operates only during The Spring Fair and the end of summer Puyallup Fair. Named Coaster Thrill Ride, this roller coaster was originally a side-friction coaster designed by John A. Miller. Destroyed by fire in the 1940s, Walker LeRoy was commissioned in 1950 to redesign the roller coaster that you ride today. Coaster Thrill Ride's three Prior & Church trains were purchased from Happyland in Vancouver where they previously ran on the Giant Dipper roller coaster. The three eight car, 16-passenger trains were rebuilt and restored prior to being placed in service.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1935 Wood Double Out and Back John A. Miller, Walter LeRoy
  • Height
    57
    feet
  • Drop
    52
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    63°
    degrees
  • Length
    2,650
    feet
  • Top Speed
    50
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 45 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1300
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 16 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    Prior & Church
     

Coaster Thrill Ride Facts & History

ACE Coaster Classic

1991 - Restored

1950 - The original side friction coaster was converted to a standard one by Walker LeRoy.

Trains named: Blaz'n Blue, Ol' Yeller and Or'nry Orange.

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

Where to Coast

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