Skytrak (Granada Studios)

Roller coaster
Skytrak
Granada Studios
Location Manchester, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated October 1997 to 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer Skytrak International
Type Steel - Flying - Single rail
Height 15.2 metres
Top speed 45.1 km/h
Length 390.8 metres
Inversions 0
G-Force 2.5
HELP

Skytrak was a short-lived steel flying roller coaster located at Granada Studios in Manchester, England, UK.

The ride was the first flying coaster, in which passengers lie on their stomachs and look towards the ground.[1]

History

Skytrak was going to open in the summer of 1997, but it had maintenance issues. Because of this, the opening was delayed to October 1997. At that time, it was briefly operating.

In 1998, Skytrak was fully operating. Unfortunately, that same year, Granada Studios closed its doors for good. After that, Skytrak was permanently scrapped.[2]

Design

Trains

5 cars. Riders are arranged inline in a single row, for a total of 1 riders per car.

References

External links

  • Skytrak on the Roller Coaster DataBase.