Lightning Racer

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Lightning Racer
Lightning Racer (Hersheypark) 2006 01.jpg
Track
Thunder
Lightning
Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 13, 2000
Cost $12,500,000
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Builder Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Mike Boodley
Type Wooden - Twin
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height
91.6 feet
91.6 feet
Drop
90 feet
90 feet
Top speed
51.1 mph
51.1 mph
Length
3393 feet
3393 feet
Duration
2:20
2:20
Inversions
0
0
G-Force
3.6 g
3.6 g
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Lightning Racer's Logo.jpg
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Lightning Racer is a twin wooden roller coaster located in the Midway America section of Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was manufactured by Great Coasters International and opened on May 13, 2000.

History

The roller coaster was announced in August 1999.[1]

General information

Lightning Racer is located at the back edge of Hersheypark. The coaster is a racing coaster, and features a red train labeled "Lightning" and a green train labeled "Thunder". Both trains travel through the same elements, but at different times. The factors that affect the speed of the train include the weight of the passengers and the weather conditions present. Many of the coaster's drops are curved to reduce the chances of nausea, a feature common to GCI coasters. The coaster features an on-ride camera in a tunnel midway through the ride. Both trains come to a complete stop on the brake run under a finish line, with a voice announcing the winning train.

During the event "Hersheypark in the Dark", the ride is dubbed Wicked Racer, and its trains Thunder and Lightning are named Mischief and Mayhem, respectively.

Design

Elements

Trains

4 trains with 12 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

References

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