Predator (Six Flags Darien Lake)

Roller coaster
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Six Flags Darien Lake
Location Darien Center, New York, USA
Status Operating since May 25, 1990[1]
Cost 2,500,000 USD
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 87 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3400 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:50
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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Predator is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA.


Predator opened on May 25, 1990.

Six Flags Darien Lake shared imagery of Predator with Titan Track, from Great Coasters International and Skyline Attractions, on May 12, 2022.[2][3]



Since its inception, Predator has been known as perhaps one of the roughest roller coasters around. This has led to a series of construction projects that sought to ease the roughness of the track in many areas. In 2006, a major retracking was completed. For the 2010 season, Predator received new rolling stock by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.[4][5]

Titan Track

For the 2022 season, GCI was contracted to install new steel Titan Track on a section of Predator that was known to be extremely rough on riders as well as the track itself. The section, commonly referred to as the "death turn" due to its rattling effects on guests was the only section retracked in Titan Track.[4]

Predator runs along the north side of Six Flags Darien Lake.


2 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. This was the last roller coaster to use trailered Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. trains. One of the ride's trains used to operate on The Voyage at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.


  • The ride used to have an on-ride photo system where riders could buy a photo of themselves on the ride at the exit, but the feature is now discontinued.



External links

  • Predator on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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