Viper (Six Flags AstroWorld)

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Viper
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Six Flags AstroWorld
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1989 to October 30, 2005
Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Operated April 4, 1981 to 1988
Replaced by Batman The Ride
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing-. Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Product Looping Star
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 252.6 feet × 103.3 feet
Height 80.4 feet
Top speed 47.8 mph
Length 1942.3 feet
Inversions 1
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Viper was a steel roller coaster which operated at two Six Flags parks. These parks were Six Flags AstroWorld and Six Flags St. Louis.

History

The roller coaster initially opened at Six Flags St. Louis on April 4, 1981 and was called Jet Scream.[1] It was closed in 1988 and sent to Six Flags AstroWorld, where it opened the following year.[2] It was closed and demolished with the park in the fall of 2005.

Design

Elements

The ride featured a single loop and two tunnels.

Trains

2 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.

Colour scheme

The ride was painted blue when it originally opened, but it was painted green when it was relocated.

Photo Gallery

References

External Links

  • Viper on the Roller Coaster DataBase.