Alpine Bobsled

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Alpine Bobsled
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roller coaster
Great Escape
Location Queensbury, New York, USA
Status Operating since 1998
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Operated 1989 to 1995
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Operated 1984 to 1988
Replaced by Great American Scream Machine
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Bobsled
Model / product Swiss Bob
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height64 feet
Top speed35 mph
Length1490 feet

Alpine Bobsled is a bobsled roller coaster currently located at Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, USA. It was designed by Intamin.

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

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