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The Spider


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A first-of-its-kind in North America, the Spider spinning coaster takes riders to a new extreme. Four passengers load into the roller coaster car - two facing forward and two facing backward. The car remains in the locked position as it climbs the 53-foot tall lift and descends the initial drop. As the car begins to ascend the second hill it then unlocks, allowing free horizontal spin - up to 20 rotations per minute. Spider has a unique track layout that includes an 82-degree embankment called the Immelmann, a stretch of slalom track, and a 360-degree carousel turn. The Spider roller coaster is located on the South Midway at Lagoon Park.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2003 Steel Spinning Coaster Maurer Söhne

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 50°
  • Height: 53 feet
  • Length: 1,414 feet
  • Trains: 8 - 4 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds
  • Top Speed: 38 mph

The Spider Facts & History

Features: Spinning Cars; Banked Turns Up To 82 degrees

Estimated cost: $3 million

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

Ride capacity: 930 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 46 inches tall with an adult or 51 inches to ride alone

Where to Coast

Visit Lagoon to ride this roller coaster.

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