Kong (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

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Kong
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location Vallejo, California, USA
Status Operating since May 1998
Height restriction Min. height: 52 inches (132 cm)
Max. height: 78 inches (198 cm)
Opryland USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Operated May 1, 1995 to 1997
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted
Product SLC (689m Standard)
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1040
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 109.3 feet
Top speed 49.7 mph
Length 2260.5 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 1:36
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Kong is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, USA.

History

The ride originally operated as Hangman at Opryland USA from 1995 to 1997, when it was dismantled and sold due to the closure of the park. It subsequently reopened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in May 1998. Alongside Boomerang Coast to Coaster it was one of the first roller coasters at the park.

On August 5, 2016, Six Flags announced that Kong would be one of two rides to receive a virtual reality upgrade for Fright Fest, the other being Demon at Six Flags Great America. The ride would show a film called Rage of the Gargoyles and it was being billed as "the world's first fully immersive gaming experience". Kong would also receive some refurbished track and new restraints.

Design

It is a Suspended Looping Coaster installation with the 689m standard layout. Following the chain lift hill are five inversions: a roll over, sidewinder, and a double in-line twist.

Trains

2 trains with 10 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Images

External links

  • Kong on the Roller Coaster DataBase.