Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom)

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Greezed Lightnin'
Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom) loop and spiking.jpg
roller coaster
Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 25, 2003 to 2009
Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Operated 1995 to 2001
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Operated 1978 to 1991
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Model / product Shuttle Loop (Weight Drop)
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1300
Propulsion Weight drop launch from 0 mph - 57 mph in 6 s
Height137.8 feet
Top speed57 mph
Length863 feet
Track inversions1
Rider inversions2
Steepest drop70°
The vertical loop on Greezed Lightnin' when it was called Tidal Wave at Six Flags Great America.

Greezed Lightnin' was a Schwarzkopf launched shuttle roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It closed in 2009 and was demolished in July 2013.

History[edit | edit source]

Greezed Lightnin' was relocated from Six Flags Over Georgia, where it operated from April 29, 1995 to 2001.[1] It reopened at Kentucky Kingdom in 2003.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]


Greezed Lightnin' launches from the station to a top speed of 57 mph in a total of 6 seconds. Next, the ride travels through a vertical loop and up a 70° incline. At this point, the ride fall backwards through the entire design and past the station to another incline. After climbing and falling down that incline, the train slowly brakes into the station.

References[edit | edit source]

Tallest roller coaster
tied with
King Kobra
White Lightnin'

Preceded by
Giant Coaster
Tallest roller coaster
tied with
King Kobra
White Lightnin'

Succeeded by
Montezooma's Revenge