Python (Six Flags America)

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Python
Adventure World
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1993 to 1998
Six Flags Great Adventure
Name Lightnin' Loops
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Operated 18 July 1978 to 1992
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Launched Loop
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout Shuttle loop
Propulsion 2 electric winch launches
Height 56 feet
Drop 47 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 635 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 1:06
G-Force 4
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Python was a roller coaster at Adventure World in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA.

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Blue track and supports. The ride used to feature yellow track with black rails and yellow supports. It had white track with blue rails and white supports at Great Adventure.

Trains

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

Accident

Wednesday, June 17, 1987 - A 19-year-old girl was killed after falling from the Lightnin' Loops shuttle loop roller coaster ride at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson Township, New Jersey. An investigation by the State Labor Department concluded that the ride itself was operating properly, but that the ride operator started the ride without having made sure that all of the passengers were secured by the safety harnesses. The Department's Office of Safety Compliance further concluded that the accident would not have occurred had proper procedures been followed.

The park was found to be in violation of the Carnival/Amusement Ride Safety Act and was subsequently charged with the maximum state fines of $1,000. The ride was reopened on Saturday, October 10, 1987, with the permission of the Labor Department, but was eventually dismantled and no longer operates at Great Adventure.[1]

References

External links

  • Python on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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