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|Product||Shuttle Loop (flywheel)|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Shuttle|
|Track layout||Shuttle loop|
|Riders per train||28|
|Top speed||60 mph|
Greezed Lightnin' was a steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA.
The roller coaster first opened in 1978. 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, the sale never took place. As part of the proposed Grand Texas theme park Greezed Lightnin' was to be refurbished and reopened, this also fell through.
In November 2017, the train from Greezed Lightnin' was sold to Frontier City for use on Silver Bullet. The rest of the ride has since been scrapped.
The ride had a single vertical loop which the train passes through forwards and backwards.
Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.
- ↑ AstroWorld Brochure 1978 - Flickr
- ↑ "Half minute thrill ride real chiller", The Daily Oklahoman (1978-05-07), pp. 192. Retrieved on 10 November 2021.
- ↑ The new AstroWorld is not bringing back Greased Lightnin' after all: Legendary roller coaster's too pricey - CultureMap Houston
- Greezed Lightnin' on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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