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Viper

Darien Lake

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This is a 3,100 foot long custom Arrow steel looping coaster with a 75-foot drop and five inversions. When Viper debuted at Darien Lake in May 1982 it was the first coaster in the world with five inversions, succeeding the Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds. It held this record for five years until Kings Island's Vortex took the title.

See related: Viper Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1982 Steel Multielement Looping Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
    121
    feet
  • Drop
    75
    feet
  • Length
    3,100
    feet
  • Top Speed
    50
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    5
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 13 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 28 passenger
     

Viper Facts & History

Inversions: Vertical Loop, Batwing, Double Corkscrew

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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