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GaleForce

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GaleForce
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Playland's Castaway Cove
Location Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 2017
Statistics
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Builder Northwest Coasters
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 12
Propulsion LSM launch
Area 220 feet × 40 feet
Height125 feet
Top speed64 mph
Length1,269 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop100°
Duration1:00
G-force4 g
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GaleForce is a steel launched roller coaster located at Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. In order to install the ride, the park removed the Python and Flitzer roller coasters. GaleForce is surrounded by the Wild Waves roller coaster.

GaleForce is surrounded by another roller coaster, Wild Waves.

History[edit | edit source]

In August 2015, the park revealed GaleForce, which it planned to open in 2016 alongside another roller coaster which wold interact with GaleForce.[1] Both Flitzer and Python, then the two largest roller coasters at the park, closed that year and were subsequently removed to allow for the construction of GaleForce. Due to several delays, the roller coaster did not open during 2016. This was partially due to a faulty track piece, which had to be replaced.[2]

GaleForce opened to the public on May 26, 2017.

After complaints of roughness during its first season, most of the ride was dismantled. This was due to the rails not aligning properly. S&S will be replacing the track at their own cost with the intention of making the ride smoother.[3]

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single car. Riders are arranged 4 across in 3 rows for a total of 12 riders per car. The car was revealed at IAAPA 2015. The car restraints feature a vest harness and a backup seatbelt to hold the harness in place.

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