Steel Venom

For the roller coaster formerly located at Geauga Lake, see Possessed.
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Steel Venom
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Valleyfair
Location Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2003
Cost $8,500,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Impulse Coaster
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout U-Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 185 feet
Drop 175 feet
Top speed 68 mph
Length 630 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
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Steel Venom is a steel launched inverted shuttle roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. It was built by Intamin and opened on May 17, 2003.

As of 2019, Steel Venom is the only Intamin Impulse Coaster that still has a functional holding brake.

History

Steel Venom was announced on September 3, 2002. It represented an investment of $8,500,000 USD.[1]

The ride was set to open on May 10, 2003, but this was delayed. It eventually opened on May 17, 2003.

Design

Elements

Riders are launched forward three times and back twice. On the second launch backwards, riders are briefly stopped by the holding brake.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.

Images

References

External links


Articles on Valleyfair
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