Impulse

For the product from Intamin, see Impulse Coaster.
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Impulse
Impulse photographed from above.jpg
Knoebels Amusement Park
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since April 25, 2015
Statistics
Manufacturer Zierer
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 98 feet
Drop 92 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Inversions 4
Drop angle 90°
HELP
Impulse's Logo.jpg

Impulse is a steel roller coaster located at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

History

The first pieces of track for Impulse arrived in January 2015.[1]

The ride opened on April 25, 2015.

Design

Elements

Layout

After dispatching from the station, the trains go through a 90 degree, right-hand turn, that leads into a straight section of track facing riders toward the vertical lift hill. After completing the lift hill, the trains plunge down a 90 degree drop which leads into a cobra roll. After exiting the cobra roll, riders will experience a vertical loop, similar to the vertical loops seen on early inversions of the early 1900's, and not like an eliptical loop on modern B&M or Intamin roller coasters. After these inversions riders will experience an overbanked turn into an in-line twist, which leads into a helix, and finally the break run.

Trains

3 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per car.

Images

References

External links

  • Impulse on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Knoebels Amusement Park