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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Catapult Coaster|
|Riders per train||24|
Top speed60 mph
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]
Riders are launched from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
Trains[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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