Racer (Kings Island)

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Racer
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Entrance to Racer.
Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 29, 1972
Cost $1,200,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen
Type Wooden - Twin
Riders per train 30
Hourly capacity 2640
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 88 feet
Drop 82 feet
Top speed 53 mph
Length 3415 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 45°
Duration 2:00
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Racer is a wooden racing out and back roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. Racer opened as the world's fastest roller coaster in 1972. The ride sparked a "coaster renaissance" and a revival of wooden roller coasters. It is often credited with beginning the second golden age of roller coasters.

History

Starting in 1982, one of the sides ran backwards.[1] This continued until 2007.[2]

Design

The ride has two separate tracks, one carrying blue trains, and the other carrying red trains.

Trains

4 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.

Photo Gallery

References

External Links

  • Racer on the Roller Coaster DataBase.