Greezed Lightnin' (Six Flags AstroWorld)

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Greezed Lightnin'
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Joyland Amusement Park
Location Alberquerque, New Mexico, USA
Status In storage
Six Flags AstroWorld
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Operated 1978 to October 30, 2005
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Product Shuttle Loop (flywheel)
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Flywheel launch
Height 137.8 feet
Top speed 60 mph
Length 849 feet
Inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 0:33
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Greezed Lightnin' was a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA.

History

The roller coaster opened in 1978.[1] It operated until the closure of Six Flags AstroWorld on October 30, 2005, after which it was dismantled and placed in storage about a mile north of Joyland Amusement Park. In 2012, it was announced that Cliff's Amusement Park would be receiving the roller coaster, however this appears to have fallen through as the ride has not been moved. As part of the proposed Grand Texas theme park Greezed Lightnin' was to be refurbished and reopened, this also fell through.[2]

Design

Elements

The ride had a single vertical loop which the train passes through forwards and backwards.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

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