Greezed Lightnin' (Kentucky Kingdom)

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Greezed Lightnin'
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Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 25, 2003 to 2009
Replaced by Lightning Run
Six Flags Over Georgia
Name Viper
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Operated April 29, 1995 to September 9, 2001
Replaced by Superman Ultimate Flight
Six Flags Great America
Name Tidal Wave
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Operated May 6, 1978 to 1991
Replaced by Batman The Ride
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Product Shuttle Loop (Weight Drop)
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1300
Propulsion Weight drop launch from 0 mph - 57 mph in 6 s
Height 137.8 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 863 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Drop angle 70°
Duration 0:38
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.

The ride previously operated at Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Over Georgia. It closed in 2009 and was demolished in July 2013.


The ride originally opened as Tidal Wave at Six Flags Great America on May 6, 1978.[1] After its closure in 1991, it was relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia. There, it would be renamed Viper and reopen on April 29, 1995.[2] This was the only launched coaster at the park. The attraction closed on September 16, 2001. It reopened at Kentucky Kingdom on April 25, 2003 as Greezed Lightnin'.[3]

The ride closed in 2009 along with the park.[4] It was demolished in July 2013.[5] The station building was reused for Lightning Run, which opened in 2014.



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.


Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.


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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