Looping Star (model)

Looping Star
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An overview of a Looping Star model
General
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Status Discontinued
Introduced 1978
Installations 8
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Riders per hour 1,700
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 81 feet
Top speed 48 mph
Dimensions 225 feet x 104 feet
Inversions 1
Power supply 130kW (power)
50kW (lighting)
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The Looping Star was a model manufactured by Schwarzkopf. It had a single vertical loop with a diameter of 46 feet.

History

The Looping Star was introduced in 1978 and was the first Schwarzkopf looping roller coaster capable of travelling. Shortly after, a smaller version called the Silverarrow was introduced. The Looping Star introduced the "cone-plug" system, which allowed each track section to slot together. This reduced the number of supports required for the Looping Star and eased the construction and dismantling process.

Design

Elements

The ride has a single vertical loop.

Trains

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Roller coasters

Name Park Location Opened Status
Gwazi
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Thunder Loop Express
Formerly Looping Star
Lion Park Resort
Holnemvolt Park
Loudoun Castle
Dreamland Margate
Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
Budapest, Hungary
Galston, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Margate, Kent, England, UK
2011
2001
1996
March, 1982
Operating
Closed 2009
Closed 1998
Closed 1995
Looping Star Bobbejaanland
Lichtaart, Antwerp, Belgium
1979 Closed November 2, 2003
Looping Star Nagashima Spa Land
Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan
1982 Operating
Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Lisebergs Loopen
Ita Park
Playcenter São Paulo
Liseberg
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
September 7, 2016
Unknown
1980
Operating
Closed July 29, 2012
Closed 1995
Silver Bullet
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Frontier City
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
State Fair of Texas
Travelling
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
Germany
1986
1984
1980
1978
Operating
Closed 1985
Closed 1983
Closed 1979
Looping Star
Formerly Thunder Loop
Parko Paliatso Luna Park
Attractiepark Slagharen
Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Cyprus
Slagharen, Overijssel, Netherlands
April 1, 2018
1979
Operating
Closed October 2, 2016
Vertigo
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Formerly Looping Star
Zoomarine
Luneur
Plutón Park
Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
OK Corral
Pleasureland Southport
Freizeitpark Kirchhorst
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Cuges-les-Pins, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Southport, Merseyside, England, UK
Isernhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany
March 27, 2010
2002
2000
June 1992
1988
1985
1979
Operating
Closed 2007
Closed 2001
Closed 1998
Closed 1991
Closed 1987
Closed 1984
Viper
Formerly Jet Scream
Six Flags AstroWorld
Six Flags St. Louis
Houston, Texas, USA
Eureka, Missouri, USA
1989
1981
Closed October 30, 2005
Closed 1988

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