Roar (Six Flags America)

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Roar
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Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Operating since May 2, 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Clair Hain, Mike Boodley
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 94.6 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 50.5 mph
Length 3468 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:52
G-Force 3.5
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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Roar is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. It opened on May 2, 1998.

History

Roar opened on May 2, 1998.

There was a similar ride with the same name located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The only differences were the trains (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Roar used Millennium Flyers from Great Coasters International, whereas Six Flags America's Roar uses 2x2 trains from Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters and is the only GCI roller coaster that still does) and the length (Six Flags America's Roar is slightly longer due to its hillside location). However, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Roar closed on August 16, 2015 in order to be converted into a Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box roller coaster named Joker, which opened in May 2016.[1]

The ride was retracked for the 2022 season.[2]

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

References

External links

  • Roar on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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