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Viper (Six Flags Darien Lake)

Viper (Six Flags Darien Lake)

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roller coaster
Viper (Darien Lake) sign.jpg
Six Flags Darien Lake
Location Darien Center, New York, USA
Status Operating since May 1982
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height121 feet
Drop75 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length3100 feet
Viper (Darien Lake) logo.png

Viper is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics and opened in May 1982, it was the first roller coaster with five inversions and the first major roller coaster at the park.

Design[edit | edit source]


Viper was originally painted entirely black when it opened. In 1999, the track were painted a lime green color. In 2010, the color scheme was reverted to the original all-black.

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.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

Images[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Viper on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Most inversions on a roller coaster (5)
May 1982 - April 1987
Preceded by
Carolina Cyclone
tied with
Most inversions on a roller coaster (5)
May 1982 - April 1987
Succeeded by