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roller coaster
Playland's Castaway Cove
Location Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 2017
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Launched El Loco
Propulsion LSM launch
Area 220 feet × 40 feet
Height125 feet
Top speed64 mph
Length1,269 feet
Steepest drop100°

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]

The roller coaster was announced in 2015 and originally intended to open the following year. 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. However, following numerous delays, believed to be related to a faulty track piece, it opened on May 26, 2017.

After complaints of roughness during its first season, most of the ride was dismantled. S&S will be replacing the track at their own cost with the intention of making the ride smoother.[1] The ride was believed to be rough due to the rails not lining up properly.

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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