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Orient Express (Worlds of Fun)

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Orient Express
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Worlds of Fun
Location Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Status Defunct
Operated April 4, 1980 to October 6, 2003
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,550
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height117 feet
Drop115 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length3,470 feet
Inversions4
Steepest drop55°
Duration2:00
G-force3.5G
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Orient Express was a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics of Utah. It was located at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, USA).

History[edit]

On July 17, 1999, metal fatigue originating in the support structure caused two cars to derail, leaving riders stranded 30 feet above the ground. Nobody was seriously injured.[1][2]

Design[edit]

Elements

The loops interlocked.

Trains[edit]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

References[edit]

  1. Coaster Train Derails Stranding Eighteen Riders - Ultimate Rollercoaster
  2. Metal Fracture Caused Orient Express Accident - Ultimate Rollercoaster