Raging Bull

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Raging Bull
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Park section Southwest Territory
Status Operating since May 1, 1999
Cost $25,000,000[1]
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Hyper
Product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1,560
Propulsion Chain lift
Height 202 feet
Drop 208 feet
Top speed 73 mph
Length 5057 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 65°
Duration 2:30
HELP
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Raging Bull is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. The ride opened in 1999 as the second Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster to exceed 200 feet. Like Viper, Raging Bull is located in Southwest Territory, a frontier-themed area.

History

Construction of Raging Bull started in 1998. Raging Bull opened on May 1, 1999.

On June 15, 2016, Six Flags announced that virtual reality would be put on the ride.

Design

Elements

Raging Bull is one of two B&M hyper coasters to feature a pre drop, the other being Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It is themed to a ferocious beast that terrorized residents of the old Southwest Territory until they fled the town.

Color scheme

Raging Bull has an orange track and maroon supports.

Trains

3 trains with 9 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 36 riders per train.

Incident

On May 3, 2003 an 11-year-old girl died after choking on gum while riding Raging Bull.[2]

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