Skytrak (Granada Studios)

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roller coaster
Granada Studios
Location Manchester, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated October 1997 to 1998
Manufacturer Skytrak International
Type Steel - Flying - Single rail
Height50 feet
Top speed28 mph
Length1282 feet
G-force2.5 g

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. Skytrak also allowed passengers to fly solo.

History[edit | edit source]

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, Granadas Studios closed its doors for good. After that, Skytrak was permanently scrapped.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Skytrak on the Roller Coaster DataBase.