Great Coasters International

Great Coasters International
Great Coasters International logo.png
Status Active
Headquarters
Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA
Founded 1994
Website http://greatcoasters.com/

Great Coasters International, or GCI for short, is a wooden roller coaster manufacturer in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1994 by Clair Hain and Michael Boodley.

Trains

Millennium Flyer

Millennium Flyer trains were designed by Great Coasters International to be more flexible than other trains, allowing them to negotiate tighter turns, reduce damage to the structure of the roller coaster and provide a comfier ride.

Mini-llennium Flyer

Mini-llennium Flyer trains are similar in design to Millennium Flyer trains, however they are smaller. The first roller coaster to receive the trains is Coastersaurus at Legoland Florida, followed by Tomahawk at PortAventura Park.

Infinity Flyer

Introduced at the 2018 IAAPA Expo, the Infinity Flyer trains are capable of even more tight transitions and flipping through inversions. They are compatible with both the wooden track and Titan Track. The Infinity Flyer trains were designed and engineered by Skyline Attractions.[1]

Track

Titan Track

Great Coasters International first teased a new steel track design, later known as Titan Track, at the 2019 IAAPA Expo. The product is weld-free and allows for both modifications on existing rides or new, ground-up attractions.[2] The Titan Track product was designed and engineered by Skyline Attractions.[3] A test section of Titan Track was installed on White Lightning at Fun Spot America in Orlando, Florida, USA in September 2020. In April 2022, Skyline Attractions teased the installation of additional Titan Track on an unknown roller coaster for the 2022 season.[4] These two rides were later revealed to be Wolverine Wildcat at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan, USA and Predator at Six Flags Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA.

Existing roller coasters

Name Park Country Opened
Wildcat Hersheypark
USA
1996
Roar Six Flags America
USA
1998
Lightning Racer Hersheypark
USA
2000
Thunderhead Dollywood
USA
2004
Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend
USA
2006
Thunderbird PowerLand
Finland
2006
Troy Toverland
Netherlands
2007
Renegade Valleyfair
USA
2007
American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis
USA
2008
El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn
Germany
2009
Apocalypse Six Flags Magic Mountain
USA
2009
Prowler Worlds of Fun
USA
2009
Joris en de Draak Efteling
Netherlands
2010
Wood Coaster Knight Valley
China
2011
Wodan Timbur Coaster Europa Park
Germany
2012
Gold Striker California's Great America
USA
2013
White Lightning Fun Spot America
USA
2013
Python in Bamboo Forest Nanchang Sunac Land
China
2016
Heidi: The Ride Plopsaland De Panne
Belgium
2017
InvadR Busch Gardens Williamsburg
USA
2017
Mystic Timbers Kings Island
USA
2017
Great Desert-Rally Happy Valley (Chengdu)
China
2017
Jungle Dragon Happy Valley (Chongqing)
China
2017
Wicker Man Alton Towers
UK
2018
Wilkołak Majaland Kownaty
Poland
2019
Texas Stingray SeaWorld San Antonio
USA
2020
Bombay Express Bollywood Parks Dubai
UAE
2022
Roaring Timbers Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park
Vietnam
2022

Defunct and SBNO roller coasters

Name Park Country Opened Closed
Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa
USA
1999 2015 (demolished 2019)
Roar Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
USA
1999 2015
Ozark Wildcat Celebration City
USA
2003 2008 (demolished 2015)

References