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|Type||Steel - Mine Train|
|Riders per train||30|
|Propulsion||2 Chain lift hills|
Top speed45 mph
History[edit | edit source]
Timber Topper opened with Opryland USA in 1972 and was the parks first roller coaster. At a later date it was renamed Rock n' Roller Coaster.
After the closure of Opryland USA in 1997, many rides, including Rock n' Roller Coaster, were purchased by Six Flags (then Premier Parks) and placed at Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park in Indiana, a property Six Flags planned to develop. In 2002, the property was sold off and Rock n' Roller Coaster was removed.
In February 2003 Six Flags announced that the roller coaster would be rebuilt at Great Escape. It reopened on June 27, 2003 as Canyon Blaster. On May 23, 2013, the park announced for the 2013 season that the ride will go backwards for a limited time.
Design[edit | edit source]
While at Opryland USA, Rock n' Roller Coaster was painted grey. As part of its transition into Canyon Blaster, it was repainted red with light brown supports. Some of the track was replaced as part of the move, the newer sections have curved ties.
Trains[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Great Escape brings Opryland coaster back to life - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
|Roller coasters at Great Escape|
|Present||Alpine Bobsled • Canyon Blaster • Comet • Flashback • Frankie's Mine Train • Steamin' Demon|
|Former||Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon|