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|Type||Steel - Launched - Shuttle|
|Model / product||Launched Loop|
|Riders per train||24|
Top speed45 mph
Inversions1 (Riders experience 2)
Sidewinder is a steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics, the ride was opened in 1980 at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls. It is one of three Launched Loop roller coasters still operating.
Design[edit | edit source]
For the 2010 season, the ride was repainted lime green. Previously, it was a darker shade of green.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. The train is launched down a hill and into a vertical loop. It then rises up a hill into a flat section opposite the station. The train is then launched backwards, through the loop and into the station.
|Roller coasters at Elitch Gardens|
|Present||Blazin' Buckaroo • Boomerang • Half Pipe • Mind Eraser • Sidewinder • Twister II|
|Former||Current location: Cactus Coaster • Flying Coaster • Runaway Train|
Original location: Mr. Twister • Sidewinder • Toboggan Slide • Wild Mouse • Wildcat