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Orient Express (Worlds of Fun)

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Orient Express
Orient Express (Worlds of Fun) interlocking loops.jpg
The interlocking loops element
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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
HELP

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 | edit source]

Orient Express began operation on April 4, 1980.[1]

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.[2][3] It was closed and removed after the 2003 season due to excessive maintenance costs and plans for future development.[4]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

The loops interlocked.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]