Skyliner

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Skyliner
Skyliner Roller Coaster.jpg
Lakemont Park
Location Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since 1987
Height restriction 48 inches
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Type Wooden - Out and Back
Riders per train 18
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 60 feet
Drop 45 feet
Top speed 40 mph
Length 2400 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 52°
Duration 2:00
HELP

Skyliner is a wooden roller coaster originally built in 1960[1] for Roseland Park in Canandaigua, New York, but relocated to Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania after Roseland's closure in 1985.[1] Skyliner was designed and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Relocation

In 1987, Skyliner opened at its new home in Lakemont Park after having been reconstructed following the move from Roseland Park. During the reconstruction process, several pieces needed to be replaced due to wear and tear, as well as termite damage.[2] However, the ride still retained the original track layout and elements.

Design

Skyliner is best known for the presence of several non-banked 90 and 180 degree turns that roughly force riders to the sides of the cars.

Trains

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 18 riders per train. Each car features single position lap bars.

References

External links

  • Skyliner on the Roller Coaster DataBase.