Mindbender

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Mindbender
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Galaxyland
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Status Operating since 20 December 1985
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 430
Propulsion Booster wheel lift hill
Height 44.2 metres
Drop 38.7 metres
Top speed 96.6 km/h
Length 1279.6 metres
Inversions 3
Duration 1:13
G-Force 5.2
HELP

Mindbender is a steel roller coaster at Galaxyland in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It opened on 20 December 1985.[1]

Design

Elements

Mindbender has a compact layout reminiscent of Quimera, the other Schwarzkopf triple looper, and several attractions intertwine with Mindbender — most notably Galaxyland's 4-D Theater and Galaxy Orbiter.

Trains

4 trains are currently in operation with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.

The yellow train currently operating on the ride is not the original involved in the accident. The front two cars were disposed of, and the last car was destroyed by a welder’s torch and cut into small pieces, then finally disposed of.

The final car of one of the 12-person trains faces backwards.

1986 crash

On June 14, 1986, three people were killed and another 19 were injured when the rear car of one of the trains derailed just before striking a pillar.[2]

References

  1. "Roller-coaster goes at full tilt", Edmonton Journal (23 December 1985), pp. 30. Retrieved on 8 February 2021.
  2. "Mall roller-coaster hurls riders to death", The Advocate.

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