Fear Coaster

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Fear Coaster
Australia
Location Australia
Statistics
Manufacturer SBF Visa Group
Type Steel
Product Tower Coaster (MX875)
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Inversions 1
HELP

Fear Coaster is a steel roller coaster in Australia. It previously operated under the name Cool & Fresh.

The ride can be built in the video game RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 where it is called "Tower Coaster" and it's beyond vertical drop is classed as an inverson.

History

The ride is believed to have debuted in 2003 on the Germany fair circuit under the name Cool & Fresh.[1] It is known to have operated at Tilburgse Kermis 2004, a fair in the Netherlands.[2] At this time, the ride was owned by showman Hinzen.[3]

The ride was sold to DippieDoe Familiepark in Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands, where it was rumored to be opening in 2008 as part of a large expansion. It was never setup.

The ride was sent to Australia where it operated at Easter Show 2011. Riders were stuck on the roller coaster in April 2011, and it is thought the ride was subsequently closed.

A roller coaster of the same type and colour has appeared at Ankapark in Turkey. Whether this is the same unit as Fear Coaster is uncertain.

Design

Elements

Before moving to Australia, the bottom half of the ride was repainted red track and dark pink supports. This coaster appeared around the same time as the Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter, the first roller coaster with a beyond-vertical drop. Fear Coaster is not considered to have a beyond-vertical drop because the entirety of the beyond-vertical portion of the drop has trim brakes. Other beyond-vertical coasters allow the train to drop freely at the drop's steepest point.

Trains

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 4 riders per car.

Images

Photographs of the roller coaster in 2004.

References

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