|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Shuttle|
|Track layout||Shuttle loop|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Electric winch launch|
|Top speed||45 mph|
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. It is one of three Launched Loop installations still operating today.
The ride debuted in 1980 as Roaring Tornado at Magic Springs in Arkansas. It closed in 1989 and was sent to Elitch Gardens, where it reopened in 1990 as Sidewinder. Sidewinder was dismantled and rebuilt when Elitch Gardens moved to a new location for the 1995 season.
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.
- "Family fun park begins third season at Hot Springs". Baxter Bulletin.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
- on Coaster-Count.
- Sidewinder on the park's website
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