Roller coaster in the United States
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Playland's Castaway Cove
Location Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 39°16′29″N 74°34′28″W / 39.2748055°N 74.5745506°W / 39.2748055; -74.5745506
Status Operating since May 26, 2017
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Product Launched El Loco
Builder Northwest Coasters
Designer / calculations Joe Draves
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 12
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Area 220 feet × 40 feet
Height 125 feet
Top speed 64 mph
Length 1269 feet
Inversions 2
Drop angle 100°
Duration 1:00
G-Force 4

GaleForce is a steel launched roller coaster located at Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. In order to install the ride, the park removed Python and Flitzer roller coasters in 2015. GaleForce is surrounded by the Wild Waves roller coaster. The ride's track and supports were designed by Ride Centerline.[1]

GaleForce is surrounded by another roller coaster, Wild Waves, which also opened in 2017.


In August 2015, Playland's Castaway Cove revealed GaleForce, which it was planned to open in 2016 alongside another roller coaster which wold intertwine with GaleForce.[2] Both Flitzer and Python, then the two largest roller coasters at the park, closed that year and were subsequently removed to allow for the construction of GaleForce. Due to several delays, the roller coaster did not open during the 2016 season. This was partially due to a faulty track piece, which had to be replaced.[3]

GaleForce finally opened to the public on May 26, 2017.

After complaints of roughness during the ride's first season, Playland's Castaway Cove made the decision to replace the ride track.[4]

On April 19, 2019, during a test run, a pair of water-filled test dummies flew out of the coaster train, crashing into the building next to it.[5]

The ride cycle was extended in 2019, with the train traversing the track twice.




GaleForce has a single train consisting of two cars. The front car has two rows of four riders while the back car has a single row of four riders, for a total of twelve riders. The car was revealed at IAAPA 2015. The restraint system features vest harnesses and a backup seatbelt to hold them in place.



  1. "Rides List". Ride Centerline. Retrieved 2022-04-02.
  2. New S&S Coaster Creation Arriving in New Jersey in 2016 - NewsPlusNotes
  3. Playland Aiming for May Opening of New Gale Force Roller Coaster - NewsPlusNotes
  4. Ocean City Roller Coaster Getting New Track for Smoother Rides - OCNJ Daily
  5. "Test Dummies Fall Off Jersey Shore Roller Coaster During Safety Run, Plummet Into Hotel Next Door".

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