Skyliner (Lakemont Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Skyliner
Lakemont Park
Location Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°28′22″N 78°23′42″W / 40.4727128°N 78.3951193°W / 40.4727128; -78.3951193
Status Standing but not operating
Operated 1987 to 2023
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Roseland Park
Location Canandaigua, New York, USA
Operated 1960 to 1985
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Type Wooden
Track layout 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
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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. As of 2024, the ride is standing but not operating.[2]

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.[3] 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

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Whatever Happened To... Roseland Park". Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, New York).
  2. Kibler, William (2024-02-02). "Slim Pickings: Lakemont Park eliminates rides for 2024 season". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved 2024-02-02.
  3. "Skyliner". Coaster-Net.

External links

  • Skyliner on the Roller Coaster DataBase.