Poltergeist

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Poltergeist
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since May 28, 1999
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Catapult Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion LIM-launch
Height78.8 feet
Top speed60 mph
Length2705 feet
Inversions4
Duration1:15
G-force4.5 g
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Poltergeist is a steel launched roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Built by Premier Rides, Poltergeist uses a LIM launching system instead of a traditional lift hill to propel the train.

History[edit | edit source]

Poltergeist opened in 1999, the same year as Joker's Jinx at Six Flags America, three years after the world's first LIM-launched coasters, Flight of Fear and its clone, opened at Kings Island and Kings Dominion. It replaced a golf course.

Initially, the ride had over-the-shoulder restraints, but due to numerous reports of pain and discomfort, these were replaced in 2002 with individual ratcheting lap bars.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Riders are launched from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

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