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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Inverted|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed55.9 mph
Peathon is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Gyeongju World in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea. Opened on May 5, 2007, it is the first inverted roller coaster in South Korea and the first roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard in the country.
Design[edit | edit source]
Layout[edit | edit source]
The coaster starts with a 90 degree turn to the left leading to a 147 foot lift hill. After coming across the pre-drop, the coaster goes through a drop which spirals 90 degrees to the left, followed by a vertical loop. The next inversion is a zero-g-roll, followed by a cobra roll over the pathway leading to the entrance. After the cobra roll, the riders go through a 360 degree helix over the entrance to the coaster. After the helix comes the first corkscrew followed by another corkscrew, and a 540 degree helix all leading up to the final brakes.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Phaethon was the son of goddess Clymene and either the god Apollo or Helios.