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Galaxi (model)

A car from the now-defunct Galaxi at Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.

The Galaxi (sometimes called "Galaxy") was a mass-produced portable roller coaster model primarily manufactured by Italian company S.D.C., who went bust in 1993. The design was first produced in the 1970s, and over fifty copies have been produced since.[1]

Although Galaxi roller coasters are no longer produced, many manufacturers have continued to produce similar or identical products.

Design[edit]

The Galaxi was designed to be transportable.

There were two sizes of Galaxi roller coaster. The larger one had a 900 degree helix at one end and a 540 degree helix at the other. The smaller has a lift hill which passes diagonally across the ride.

The ride is similar in design to the Zyklon model, manufactured by the now defunct Pinfari, also Italian.

Trains[edit]

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. On many Galaxi roller coasters, the trains had a triangular shaped badge on their front.

In popular culture[edit]

In the Season 4 CSI episode "Turn of the Screws",a Galaxi coaster is the main subject of the investigation. A sabotaged train with five riders derailed and landed in a nearby carpark, killing the passengers and revealing the body of a park employee hidden in the trunk of a car[2]. The roller coaster used for filming was Screaming Mummy at Pharao's Lost Kingdom.[3]

Installations[edit]

Due to the sheer amount of Galaxi coasters produced, and how difficult it is to track them, this list may be inaccurate.

Name Park Location Opened Status
Bavarian Beetle
Formerly Galaxi
Kings Island
Coney Island
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Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1972
1970
Closed 1979
Closed 1971
Cyclone Queens Park
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Long Beach, California, USA
1969 Closed 1979
Galaxi Indiana Beach
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Monticello, Indiana, USA
1971 Closed 2013
Galaxi
Formerly Galaxie
Myrtle Beach Pavillion
Kings Dominion
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Doswell, Virginia, USA

1975
Closed 1997
Closed 1983
Galaxi

Formerly Galaxi

Joyland Amusement Park

White Swan Park

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Lubbock, Texas, USA

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA

Operating

Closed 1989

Galaxi Pirate's Fun Park
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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
Closed
Galaxi Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.
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Saco, Maine, USA
1978 Closed 2008
Galaxi

Formerly Galaxy Orbit

Palace Playland

Peony Park

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1994

1972

Operating

Closed 1993

Galaxi Cliff's Amusement Park
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
1976 Operating
Galaxi

Formerly Galaxi

Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

Fun Forest Amusement Park

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Sylvan Beach, New York, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

1993

1974

Operating

Closed 1992

Galaxi Riverview Park & Waterworld
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
Closed 2007
Galaxi Santa's Village AZoosment Park
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Dundee, Illinois, USA
1987 Closed 1996
Galaxi

Formerly Galaxi
Formerly Galaxi

Dixie Landin' Family Theme Park

Fun Fair Park
Pontchartrain Beach

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2001

1978

Operating

Closed 1999
Closed 1997

Galaxi Sauzer's Kiddieland
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Schererville, Indiana, USA
1970 Closed 1995
Galaxi

Formerly Galaxi

Paragon Park

HemisFair '68

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Hull, Massachusetts, USA

San Antonio, Texas, USA

1969

1968

Closed 1985

Closed 1968

Galaxi Crystal Beach
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Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada
1984 Closed 1984
Galaxi Luna Park
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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
1980s Operating
Galaxi 2000 Hassans Nöjesfältet
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Åhus, Skåne, Sweden
1985 Closed 2006
Galaxy Adventureland
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Farmingdale, New York, USA
1973 Closed 1990
Galaxy Fantasilandia
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Santiago, Santiago, Chile
1978 Closed 2012
Galaxy 500
Formerly 1970 Galaxy Rip Tide Coaster

Formerly Screaming Mummy
Formerly Super Screamer

Hydro Adventures
Miracle Strip Pier Park

Pharo's Adventure Park
Adventureland

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

Redlands, California, USA
Altoona, Iowa, USA

July 7, 2016
2014

2000
1976

Operating
Closed 2015

Closed 2006
Closed 1999

Grand Huit Europark
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Vias, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
2005 Closed 2006
Himalaya Parc d'Attractions d'Alger
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Algeria, Alger, Algeria
2006 Closed 2014
Horská Dráha Lunapark
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Prague, Czech Republic
1973 Operating
Infernal Toboggan Travelling
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Operating
Metropolis Luna Park
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unknown Closed 2012
Moncayo Parque de Atracciones de Zaragoza
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Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
2002 Operating
Montagna Magic Park
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Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
2001 Operating
Montagne Russe Parc Sindibad
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Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
2000 - 2001 Closed 2000 - 2007
Montana Rusa Parque Rodó
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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
2006 Closed 2013
Mont Blank Edenlandia
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Naples, Campania, Italy
Closed 2001
Nightmare Mine Frontier City
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
1980 Closed 2000
Nightmare Mine
Formerly Galaxi
Frontier City
Fun Junction
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
2000
Unknown
Closed 2000
Closed 1999
Ottovolante Greenland
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Limbiate, Lombardy, Italy
Unknown SBNO since 2005 or earlier
RipTide Deggeller Attractions
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Travelling
Unknown Operating
Rockin' Rider Canobie Lake Park
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Salem, New Hampshire, USA
1970 Closed 2004
Roller Coaster Eram Park
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Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2000 or earlier Closed 2015
Serpent
Formerly Sperpent
Formerly Galaxi
Kokomo's Family Fun Center
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park
Nobles Funland Amusement Park
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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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Middletown, Ohio, USA

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Paducah, Kentucky, USA
2009
1989
1987
Operating
Closed 2002
Closed 1988
Skyways Clarence Pier
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Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
1980 Operating
Taipan
Formerly Thrillseeker
Travelling
Sea World
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Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Unknown
1982
Operating
Closed May 2002
unknown Mirapolis
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Cergy-Pointoise, Ile-de-France, France
1989 Closed 1991

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