Storm Chaser (Paultons Park)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
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Storm Chaser
Paultons Park
Location Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK
Coordinates 50°56′56″N 1°33′02″W / 50.9490225°N 1.5504814°W / 50.9490225; -1.5504814
Status Operating since 12 April 2021
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Spinning Coaster (Sierra Sidewinder)
Type Steel - Spinning
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 19.5 metres
Drop 12.5 metres
Top speed 59.4 km/h
Length 459 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 34°
Duration 1:56
G-Force 3.3
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Storm Chaser is a steel spinning roller coaster located at Paultons Park in Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK. The ride was manufactured by Mack Rides and opened in 2021.

History

On 4 July 2019, the ride was confirmed to be a Mack Rides spinning roller coaster and a clone of Sierra Sidewinder at Knott's Berry Farm.[1] Originally expected to open on 19 May 2020, the opening was pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated difficulties in constructing the Tornado Springs themed area.[2]

The ride was then rescheduled to open on 19 March 2021.[3] However, the third UK lockdown delayed the opening once again to 12 April 2021, as this was the earliest date that the park was allowed to reopen under Boris Johnson's lockdown easing roadmap. Paultons later confirmed that Storm Chaser and Tornado Springs would be open when the park reopened, and as expected, the ride finally opened on 12 April 2021.[4]

Design

Storm Chaser is a Mack Rides spinning roller coaster, and a clone of Sierra Sidewinder at Knott's Berry Farm. It was built as part of an America-themed area known as Tornado Springs.

Trains

2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.

References

  1. "Paultons Park unveils new Tornado Springs attractions".
  2. "Paultons Park postpones launch of Tornado Springs to 2021". Spire FM. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  3. TORNADO SPRINGS TO OPEN AT PAULTONS PARK IN 2021
  4. "TORNADO SPRINGS' ROUTE 83-INSPIRED NEW LAND OPENS AT PAULTONS PARK".

External links

Articles on Paultons Park