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Anaconda (Gold Reef City)

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Anaconda
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Gold Reef City
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Status Operating since 1999
Statistics
Manufacturer Giovanola
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height122 feet
Top speed56 mph
Length2,448 feet
Inversions5
Duration1:40
G-force3.5G
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Anaconda is a inverted roller coaster located at Gold Reef City in Gauteng, South Africa. The ride is one of only three roller coasters to be built under the Giovanola, and is the only inverted Giovanola roller coaster.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Anaconda's design is very similar to that of Bolliger & Mabillard's Batman model. The ride differs from Batman after the second vertical loop when it goes into a helix followed by back-to-back corkscrews, and a second helix.

Many parts of the ride interact with the surrounding rock formations.

When it opened, Anaconda had pink track and green supports. The track and supports were painted orange from 2009, and then painted bright green since 2015.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Anaconda on the Roller Coaster DataBase.