Swamp Fox

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Swamp Fox
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Location Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Status Operating since 1966
Statistics
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 72 feet
Drop 62 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 2640 feet
Inversions 0
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Swamp Fox is a wooden roller coaster located at Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

History

Swamp Fox opened in 1966 with the park, which was called Grand Strand at the time. John C. Allen worked on the project.[1]

Grand Strand park was damaged by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, after which the park was purchased by the Ammons family. Swamp Fox was subsequently refurbished and reopened in 1992.[2][3]

The roller coaster was designated as a historic structure by the city in March 2017.[4]

In August 2021, the queue line for the last car was blocked off in a more than temporary manner. The transfer track was also blocked off with no second train present.

Design

Trains

2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

References

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