Screechin' Eagle

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Screechin' Eagle
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park
Location Middletown, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 19, 1940 to 2002
Moxahala Amusement Park
Name Thunderbolt
Location Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Operated June 21, 1928 to 1939
Statistics
Manufacturer John A. Miller (LeSourdsville)
Bennett & Salisbury Company (Moxahala)
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Length 2640 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (Unknown-2002)
National Amusement Devices (1928-Unknown)
Riders per train 18
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Screechin' Eagle was a wooden roller coaster located at LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park in Middletown, Ohio, USA.

History

The ride originally opened at LeSourdsville Lake for previews on May 19, 1940, followed by a grand opening on May 25. It was originally known as Cyclone.[1][2] It was built at a cost of over $35,000.[3] The name was changed to Space Rocket in 1961 and then Screechin' Eagle in 1978.

New trains, which had previously operated on Wildcat at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado, USA were installed on the ride. Computer-operated brakes and an automatic lap bar release was also installed.[4]

On January 6, 2000, it was announced that LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park would not reopen for the 2000 season.[5] However, it reopened in 2002, along with Screechin' Eagle. The park ultimately closed later that year. Screechin' Eagle was left standing but not operating until it was demolished in August 2011. Parts of the track and cars were donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum.[6]

Design

Elements

Trains

3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 18 riders per train.

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