Looping Star (Clacton Pier)

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Looping Star
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Clacton Pier
Location Clacton-on-sea, Essex, England, UK
Status Under construction, expected to open 2021
Codona's Amusement Park
Location Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland, UK
Operated 1999 to 2019
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel
Product Zyklon ZL42
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 139.8 metres × 61 metres
Power consumption 22kW (ride systems
35kW (lighting)
Height 36.1 metres
Length 1197.5 metres
Inversions 1
Duration 1:17
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Looping Star was a steel roller coaster located at Codona's Amusement Park in Grampian, Scotland, UK. It was one of the last Zyklon ZL42 roller coasters produced by Italian company Pinfari.

History

The Looping Star was opened in 1999, before the building it now sits on existed.[2] Shortly after, it was moved to allow the building to be built. It was then moved back to its original location by 2003 and the Crazy Train was erected where the Looping Star was.

Following the 2019 season, the roller coaster was dismantled and sent to Clacton Pier. An extension to the pier, built to accommodate the roller coaster, collapsed on 14 February 2020 which led the park to push the opening back to 2021.[3]

The spot where Looping Star stood previously is now occupied by Apple Coaster.

Design

Looping Star has two stations, two trains and a vertical loop.

Trains

During the 2014 season, the yellow train was out of use.

2 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train. Looping Star has three trains painted yellow, green and red. These are switched around - only two trains have been seen on the track at one time.

Other info

Originally had a "Looping Star" sign above the loop.

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