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|Type||Steel - Bobsled|
|Model / product||Swiss Bob|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed35 mph
History[edit | edit source]
This roller coaster was first constructed at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey where it opened in 1984. It was named Sarajevo Bobsled, a nod to the Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and the Summer Olympics which would be held in Los Angeles. The roller coaster was not officially licensed by the International Olympic Committee. The same year, a very similar roller coaster also called Sarajevo Bobsled opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Sarajevo Bobsled was dismantled in 1988 and replaced by the Great American Scream Machine.
In 1989 the roller coaster reopened at Six Flags Great America in Illinois and was called Rolling Thunder. It closed in 1995 and was stored in a parking lot until being sent to Great Escape where it opened in 1998.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows for a total of 8 riders per car.
When first opened, riders sat inline with a maximum of six riders per car. Prior to its assembly at Six Flags Great America, the cars were modified to increase their capacity to eight riders.
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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