|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Launched El Loco|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||LSM launch (multi-pass)|
|Area||220 feet × 40 feet|
Top speed64 mph
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.
GaleForce is surrounded by another roller coaster, Wild Waves, which also opened in 2017.
History[edit | edit source]
In August 2015, the park revealed GaleForce, which it planned to open in 2016 alongside another roller coaster which wold interact with GaleForce. 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 2016. This was partially due to a faulty track piece, which had to be replaced.
GaleForce 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 completely redo it from scratch. This was due to the rails not aligning properly. By 2018, GaleForce was much better than the original.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Single car. Riders are arranged 4 across in 3 rows for a total of 12 riders per car. The car was revealed at IAAPA 2015. The car restraints feature a vest harness and a backup seatbelt to hold the harness in place.
Images[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.