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Greezed Lightnin'
Greezed Lightnin' (Six Flags AstroWorld) 01.jpg
roller coaster
Joyland Amusement Park
Location Alberquerque, New Mexico, USA
Status In storage
Six Flags AstroWorld
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Operated 1978 to October 30, 2005
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Model / product Shuttle Loop (flywheel)
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Flywheel launch
Rider inversions2

Greezed Lightnin' was a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster opened in 1978.[1] It operated until the closure of Six Flags AstroWorld on October 30, 2005, after which it was dismantled and placed in storage about a mile north of Joyland Amusement Park. In 2012, it was announced that Cliff's Amusement Park would be receiving the roller coaster, however this appears to have fallen through as the ride has not been moved. As part of the proposed Grand Texas theme park Greezed Lightnin' was to be refurbished and reopened, this also fell through.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]


The ride had a single vertical loop which the train passes through forwards and backwards.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

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