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|Viper, to the right of Rolling Thunder.|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed48 mph
Viper was a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It was the first roller coaster to have a barrel roll. It was closed in 2004 and demolished in 2005 for multiple reasons. The station building is now used by El Toro.
In 1990, the park had five roller coasters but this number had been reduced to three by the end of 1992 due to Six Flags' ride rotation program. The opening of Batman The Ride in 1993 brought the number of roller coasters to four. Due to the Ultra Twister being fairly popular, it was decided that TOGO would design and manufacture a similar ride for the spot in which Ultra Twister once stood.
The coaster was going to be based on the 1992 film Unforgiven, but the name was too dark. So, Six Flags picked Viper for a better name.
Construction started in the fall of 1994 and, after many delays, Viper opened in June 1995. Initially, lines were long, but populart faded quickly as many complained of an uncomfortable ride.
In 1998 Viper barely operated as spare parts were hard to obtain due to the bankruptcy of ride manufacturer TOGO. Viper didn't operate at all during the 2001 season - It wasn't listed on any 2001 park guides or maps. Six Flags had planned to remove Viper but this fell through.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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