Ultra Twister (Six Flags AstroWorld)

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Ultra Twister
Ultra Twister (Six Flags AstroWorld) 01.jpg
Ultra Twister in 2004.
roller coaster
Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Defunct
Six Flags AstroWorld
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Operated 1990 to October 30, 2005
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Operated June 6, 1986 to 1988
Replaced by Viper
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel - Pipeline
Model / product Ultratwister
Riders per train 6
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height96.8 feet
Drop92 feet
Top speed44 mph
Length1421 feet

Ultra Twister was a steel pipeline roller coaster which operated at Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags AstroWorld in the United States. It was built by Japanese company TOGO.

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The modified lift hill can be seen in the background of this photograph.

Ultra Twister started construction at its original location at Six Flags Great Adventure in November 1985. The ride opened on June 6, 1986.[1][2] The ride was located next to Rolling Thunder and featured a chicken exit. Despite the coaster being glossy smooth, it had some issues. The steel rings had to be constant re-welded due to the amount of stress being put on the cars. The ride only lasted less then three years and closed in 1988. The plot where Ultra Twister stood was left empty until the construction of Viper. It was then moved to Six Flags AstroWorld where it was repainted and subsequent changes to the ride were made. It reopened in 1990.[3]

Six Flags AstroWorld closed permanently on October 30, 2005.[4] Six Flags relocated rides such as Serial Thriller, which became Ednör - L'Attaque at La Ronde to be reopened or put in storage at other parks. Ultra Twister was relocated to Six Flags America where it lied in storage for a number of years before being scrapped.

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