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Avalanche (Amusements of America)

Avalanche (Amusements of America)

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roller coaster
Location Travelling
Status Unknown
Operated 1999 to 2009
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Location Ocean City, Maryland, USA
Operated During 1998
Holiday World
Location Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
Operated 1981 to 1997
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated 1976 to 1980
Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Model / product Z47
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill

Avalanche was a steel roller coaster owned by Amusements of America. It was built by Pinfari and first known to have operated in 1976.

Design[edit | edit source]

Blue track with yellow supports.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride first opened in 1976 at Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom, where it was called Cyclone. Cyclone closed in 1980, and was relocated to Holiday World, where it operated from 1981 to 1997 as the Blitzen and then the Firecracker. It was then sold to John Hofeditz, who placed it at Jolly Roger Amusement Park during 1998 and later I-X Indoor Amusement Park from 1998 to 1999. It was then purchased by Amusements of America. The ride then made annual appearances at the Ohio State Fair from 1999 to 2009 under the name Avalanche.

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Avalance on the Roller Coaster DataBase.