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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Terrain|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
SooperDooperLooper is a steel roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was built by Schwarzkopf and opened as the second modern roller coaster to feature a vertical loop. Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain opened a few months earlier in 1976.
The ride was designed by Anton Schwarzkopf and built by Intamin.Citation needed
History[edit | edit source]
SooperDooperLooper opened on May 8, 1977. In 1989, the original Schwarzkopf trains were replaced with very similar rolling stock from Giovanola. For the 2012 season these were in turn replaced with new trains from Gerstlauer. A Giovanola train was donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum. New magnetic trim brakes were also installed in the helix. This refurbishment coincided with a new logo and brand for SooperDooperLooper and the installation of an elevator to improve accessibility.
Design[edit | edit source]
SooperDooperLooper is a terrain roller coaster. The first drop leads directly into the vertical loop, which the train later passes through the center of. This is followed by a tunnel and the ride finishes with a helix. Like other early Schwarzkopf roller coasters, the vertical loop uses a triangular lattice of steel tubes. Only a handful of Schwarzkopf roller coasters have this, as the company quickly switched to the more common box-shaped support.
Great Bear, which opened in 1998, passes over and underneath SooperDooperLooper several times.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- During "Hersheypark in the Dark" SooperDooperLooper is dubbed the SooperBOOperLooper.
Images[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Hersheypark|
|Present||Cocoa Cruiser • Comet • Fahrenheit • Great Bear • Laff Trakk • Lightning Racer • Sidewinder • Skyrush • SooperDooperLooper • Storm Runner • Trailblazer • Wildcat • Wild Mouse|
|Former||Roller Soaker • Mini-Comet • Twin Toboggans • Wild Cat|