Roar (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location Vallejo, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 14, 1999 to August 16, 2015
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Replaced by Joker
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Clair Hain, Mike Boodley
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height94.6 feet
Drop85 feet
Top speed50.5 mph
Length3468 feet
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Roar was a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California, USA. Roar was the first Great Coasters International coaster to use Millennium Flyer trains.

There is a similar ride with the same name located at Six Flags America. The only differences are 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 to still use these trains.) and the length (Six Flags America's Roar is slightly longer due to its hillside location.)

History[edit | edit source]

Roar opened on May 14, 1999.[2]

In 2014, large portions of Roar were re-tracked. Roar closed on August 16, 2015. On September 3, 2015, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced that Roar would be converted into a steel hybrid coaster named Joker for 2016.

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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    Roar on the Roller Coaster DataBase.