Phaethon

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Phaethon
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Gyeongju World
Location Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Status Operating since May 5, 2007
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 147.7 feet
Top speed 55.9 mph
Length 3280.8 feet
Inversions 6
Duration 2:20
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Phaethon 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

Elements

The ride has silver track and black supports.

Layout

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.

Trains

8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 16 riders per train.

Etymology

Phaethon was the son of goddess Clymene and either the god Apollo or Helios.[1]

References

External links

  • Phaethon on the Roller Coaster DataBase.