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|Product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||50 mph|
Viper is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics for $6.5 Million USD and opened in May 1982, it was the first roller coaster in the world with five inversions and the first major roller coaster at the park.
The elements of the roller coaster are a chain lift hill, a vertical loop, a batwing, a double corkscrew, an on-ride photo camera, a helix and a subterranean tunnel.
Viper was originally painted entirely black when it opened. In 1999, the track was repainted lime green. In 2010, the color scheme was reverted to the original all-black.
Each train features a black bottom with a dark green snake scale top. The seat backs are also green, however they are a few shades darker than the main body of the train. The front car features a pair of snake eyes to resemble a Viper.
Darien Lake generally operates Viper with only a single train regardless of wait times. 3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
- "Viper Darien Lake Part B".
- "Viper's Ride Like Torture at 50 Mph!". Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY). https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38360946/darien_lake_viper_part_a/.
- "Viper's Ride Like Torture at 50 Mph! (Part 2)". Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY). https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38360961/viper_darien_lake_part_b/.
- "Upstate NY Roller Coaster Rankings". Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY). https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38361708/upstate_ny_roller_coaster_rankings/.
- "The Coaster Crescent". Elmira Star Gazette. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38361979/coaster_crescent_toronto_to_buffalo_to/.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Most inversions on a roller coaster (5)|
May 1982 - April 1987
|Most inversions on a roller coaster (5)
May 1982 - April 1987
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|Present||Boomerang • Hoot N Holler • Mind Eraser • Moto Coaster • Predator • Ride of Steel • Tantrum • Viper|
|Former||Nightmare at Phantom Cave • unknown|