Cheetah

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Cheetah
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Wild Adventures
Location Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated June 16, 2001 to March 15, 2020
Cost US$3,500,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Wooden - Hybrid - Out and Back
Track layout Out and Back
Product Steel frame
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 92 feet
Drop 90 feet
Top speed 52 mph
Length 2680 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:04
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Riders per train 24
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Cheetah was a wooden roller coaster by Custom Coasters International, located in the African Pridelands Section of the Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Georgia, USA. The coaster was named after the Cheetah, the fastest land animal, because of its top speed reaching 65 mph when the coaster first opened, but after years of friction and track deformation the coaster was recorded in 2009 reaching a top speed of 52 mph.

Built in 2001, Cheetah was the largest roller coaster at Wild Adventures.

History

Cheetah opened on June 16, 2001 following an investment of $3.5 million.[1]

After the 2009 season, Cheetah was given a $1.3 million renovation by Martin & Vleminckx replacing the track on the figure-eight and smoothing out the rest of the track.

In early 2021, Wild Adventures announced that Cheetah would never reopen.[2] It was demolished completely later in the year.[3]

Design

Elements

Cheetah had a standard out and back layout with five bunny hops and a figure-eight ending.

Ride experience

Cheetah began with a 95 foot tall drop to a small 20 foot bunny hop, followed by a larger 55 foot bunny hop. It continues with a 35-degree incline into a helix. Cheetah's return journey starts with a 62 foot drop and two more 35 foot bunny hops. These lead into right turn flat helix, ending with a figure eight.

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were made by Gerstlauer.

References

External links

  • Cheetah on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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