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Viper (Darien Lake)

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roller coaster
Viper (Darien Lake) sign.jpg
Darien Lake
Location Darien Center, New York, USA
Status Operating since May 1982
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height121 feet
Drop75 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length3,100 feet
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Viper is a steel roller coaster located at Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in May 1982, it was the first roller coaster with five inversions and the first major roller coaster at the park.

Design[edit | edit source]


Viper was originally painted entirely black from opening until 1998. In 1999, the track were painted a lime green color. In 2010 the color scheme was reverted to the original all-black.

The elements of the roller coaster are a loop, a batwing, a double corkscrew, and on-ride photo camera, and a subterranean tunnel.

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.

Images[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Viper on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
First roller coaster with 5 inversions
May 1982 - April 1987
Preceded by
Carolina Cyclone
tied with
First roller coaster with 5 inversions
May 1982 - April 1987
Succeeded by