Crossbow (Bowcraft Playland)

Bowcraft Crossbow roller coaster 2009.jpg
Bowcraft Playland
Location Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA
Status In storage
Operated 2006 to September 30, 2018
Cost $500,000.00 USD
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Elevated Seating Coaster (Family Coaster)
Type Steel
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 880
Area 217 feet × 141 feet
Height 54 feet
Drop 54 feet
Top speed 36 mph
Length 1,257 feet
Inversions 0

Crossbow was an "Elevated Seating Coaster" variant roller coaster designed and built by Zierer for Bowcraft Playland in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA.[1][2]


Crossbow opened at Bowcraft Playland in 2006.[2] It operated until the park's closure on September 30, 2018. It was then dismantled and sold to a third party used rides dealer[3] where it remains in storage.[2] It currently remains for sale as of December 2020.[2]


The coaster, a family oriented roller coaster, featured no inversions, but a series of twists and turns. The supports were white while the track was gray. The trains featured themed ride vehicles that were red with black seats and restraints.


Red roller coaster trains featuring 8 cars with 2 black seats per car and restrains.
Zierer Crossbow Elevated Seating roller coaster train[4]

2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 16 riders per train.