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Ultratwister

Ultratwister

Ultratwister
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General
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Status defunct
Installations 7
First installation Ultra Twister (1984)
Last installation Megaton (1994)
Statistics
Manufacturer TOGO
Type Steel- Pipeline
Riders per train 6
Lift/launch system Vertical chain lift hill
Inversions 3
One installation has a different layout with 4 inversions.
Steepest drop 85 degrees

Ultratwister was a steel roller coaster model manufactured by the now defunct TOGO. It was the first working and only successful pipeline roller coaster.

When it debuted in 1984, the Ultra Twister was the steepest roller coaster in the world. It is believed the Ultratwister was acquired by Premier Rides, who list the product on their website.Citation needed

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Togo offered two variants of the Ultratwister. The most common variant features a tilting track section after the first heartline roll. The car is stopped on this track section facing forwards and is tilted such that the car can now roll backwards. Two more heartline rolls follow, taken in reverse. There was only one installation of the second variant built. Instead of the tilting track section, it has a dive loop. Because of this, the final two heartline rolls are taken facing forwards.

Trains[edit | edit source]

7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per car.

Installations[edit | edit source]

This is a list of installations, in order of opening date.

Name Amusement park Location Opened Status
Ultra Twister Nagashima Spaland
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Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan
1984 Operating
Ultra Twister Tokyo Dome City
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Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
1985 Closed 1997
Ultra Twister
Formerly Ultra Twister
Formerly Ultra Twister
Six Flags America
Six Flags AstroWorld
Six Flags AstroWorld
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
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Houston, Texas, USA
Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Never operated
1990
1986
Scrapped 2010
Closed October 30, 2005
Closed 1988
Ultra Twister Washuzan Highland
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Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
July 19, 1990 Operating
Ultra Twister Rusutsu Resort
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Rusutsu, Abuta, Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan
1994 Operating
Megaton Greenland
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Arao, Kumamoto, Japan
March 19, 1994 Operating
Ultra Coaster
Formerly Ultra Twister
Marah Land Sabahiya
Ikoma Skyland
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Sabahiya, Kuwait
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Ikoma, Nara, Japan
2008
Unknown
SBNO
Closed 2005 - 2006