Canyon Blaster (Six Flags Great Escape)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Canyon Blaster
Six Flags Great Escape
Location Queensbury, New York, USA
Coordinates 43°21′07″N 73°41′30″W / 43.351897°N 73.691695°W / 43.351897; -73.691695
Park section Ghost Town
Status Operating since June 27, 2003
Rider height
  • Minimum: 42 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Opryland USA
Name Rock n' Roller Coaster
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Coordinates 36°12′26″N 86°41′42″W / 36.207191°N 86.694976°W / 36.207191; -86.694976
Park section Do Wah Diddy City
Operated 1972 to 1997
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Type Steel
Riders per train 30
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height 56 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 2000 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30

Canyon Blaster is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, USA. It previously operated at Opryland USA from 1972 to the park's closure in 1997.


Timber Topper opened with Opryland USA in 1972 and was the first roller coaster at the park.[1] 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 known as Premier Parks) and placed at Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park in Thorntown, Indiana, USA, a property Six Flags planned to develop. In 2002, the property was sold off and Rock n' Roller Coaster was removed.[2]

In February 2003, Six Flags announced that the roller coaster would be rebuilt at Great Escape.[3] It reopened on June 27, 2003 as Canyon Blaster. On May 23, 2013, the park announced for the 2013 season that the ride would go backwards for a limited time.



Color scheme

While it was 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.


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



  1. "Like a Good, Healthy Splashdown". The Tennessean.
  2. Parker, Matt. "20 years after closing, some Opryland rides live on". WSMV. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. Great Escape brings Opryland coaster back to life - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)

External links

Articles on Six Flags Great Escape