TMNT Shellraiser

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TMNT Shellraiser
TMNT Shellraiser and Shredder model IAAPA 2019.jpg
Model of TMNT Shellraiser and Shredder at IAAPA 2019
Nickelodeon Universe American Dream
Location East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since October 25, 2019
Height restriction 4'0"
Statistics
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Type Steel - Launched - Diving - Indoor
Product Euro-Fighter 1000
Riders per train 8
Propulsion LSM launch and vertical chain lift hill
Drop 138 feet
Top speed 62.1 mph
Length 3280.8 feet
Inversions 7
Angle 121.5°
Duration 1:52
G-Force 5 g
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TMNT Shellraiser is a steel launched roller coaster located at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. It is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 1000 which opened on October 25, 2019. It is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The shellraiser is a vehicle used by the characters.

HistoryEdit

Photographs of dark green track at a manufacturing facility were posted online in April 2016. It was subsequently determined that they belonged to a clone of Takabisha.[1] Gerstlauer and Triple Five Group officially revealed this coaster and a spinning coaster in November 2017. A model of the two roller coasters was on display during IAAPA 2017.[2]

The name was revealed during the American Coaster Enthusiast's Eastcoaster event on February 2, 2019.[3]

The roller coaster opened with the park on October 25, 2019.[4]

DesignEdit

Elements

TMNT Shellraiser is a clone of Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland, but with a slightly steeper drop. It begins with a pre-launch section that includes a heartline roll before going through an LSM launch that launches from 0-62.1 mph in 2 seconds. The second half of the ride begins with a vertical chain lift hill and a beyond vertical drop at an angle of 121.5 degrees; the steepest drop in the world.

The roller coaster is intertwined with Shredder, a Gerstlauer spinning roller coaster.

TrainsEdit

6 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per car. Riders are held in by over-the-shoulder harnesses.

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Steepest roller coaster
October 25, 2019 – present
Preceded by
Takabisha
Steepest roller coaster
October 25, 2019 – present
Succeeded by
None