Meteor Roller Coaster (Sportland Pier)

Roller coaster in the United States
Meteor Roller Coaster
Sportland Pier
Location Wildwood, New Jersey, USA
Status Unknown
Operated 1971 to 1987 or later
Replaced Meteor
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product Supersonic
Type Steel
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Meteor Roller Coaster (formerly called Supersonic Roller Coaster) was a steel roller coaster located at Sportland Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey, USA. It took the place of the Meteor.

This may be the same roller coaster as Cyclon, currently operating in Ukraine. They are both Pinfari Supersonic roller coasters, however whether they are same unit is uncertain.



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


On August 11, 1971, a 14-year-old girl was thrown from this roller coaster. She was taken to hospital but died 16 days later.[1] On July 29, 1978, an 11-year-old girl was killed after falling from the roller coaster and hitting her head.[2] An investigation found she had been leaning out of the car when she fell. The roller coaster reopened following the installation of seat belts.[3]


  1. "$1.75 million damages asked". Evening Herald. 
  2. "Girl, 11, dies in fall from ride", The Philadelphia Inquirer (1978-07-31), pp. 19. Retrieved on 3 December 2021.
  3. "Amusement park faces $2,000 fines", The Philadelphia Inquirer (1978-09-20), pp. 2. Retrieved on 3 December 2021.

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