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Canyon Blaster (Great Escape)

Canyon Blaster (Great Escape)

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roller coaster
Canyon Blaster
Great Escape
Location Queensbury, New York, USA
Status Operating since June 27, 2003
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Mine Train
Riders per train 30
Propulsion 2 Chain lift hills
Height56 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length2000 feet

Canyon Blaster is a steel mine train roller coaster located at Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, USA. It previously operated at Opyrland USA from 1972 to 1997.

History[edit | edit source]

Timber Topper opened with Opryland USA in 1972 and was the parks first roller coaster. At a later date it was renamed Rock n' Roller Coaster.

After the closure of Opryland USA in 1997, many rides, including Rock n' Roller Coaster, were purchased by Six Flags (then Premier Parks) and placed at Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park in Indiana, a property Six Flags planned to develop. In 2002, the property was sold off and Rock n' Roller Coaster was removed.

In February 2003 Six Flags announced that the roller coaster would be rebuilt at Great Escape.[1] It reopened on June 27, 2003 as Canyon Blaster. On May 23, 2013, the park announced for the 2013 season that the ride will go backwards for a limited time.

Design[edit | edit source]

While at Opryland USA, Rock n' Roller Coaster was painted grey. As part of its transition into Canyon Blaster, it was repainted red with light brown supports. Some of the track was replaced as part of the move, the newer sections have curved ties.

Trains[edit | edit source]

5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]