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Viper (Six Flags AstroWorld)

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Viper
Viper (Six Flags AstroWorld).jpg
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Six Flags AstroWorld
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1989 to October 30, 2005
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Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Operated 1981 to 1988
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing-. Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Looping Star
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 252.6 feet × 103.3 feet
Height80.4 feet
Top speed47.8 mph
Length1,942.3 feet
Inversions1
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Viper was a steel roller coaster which operated at two Six Flags parks.

History[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster initially opened at Six Flags St. Louis in 1981 and was called Jet Scream. It was closed in 1988 and sent to Six Flags AstroWorld, where it opened the following year.[1] It was closed and demolished with the park in the fall of 2005.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

The ride featured a single loop and two tunnels.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 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.

Colour scheme[edit | edit source]

The ride was painted blue when it originally opened, but it was painted green when it was relocated.

References[edit | edit source]