|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Viper, to the right of Rolling Thunder.|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed48 mph
Viper was a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It was closed in 2004 and demolished in 2005 for multiple reasons. The station building is now used by El Toro.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1990, the park had five roller coasters but this number had been reduced to three by the end of 1992 due to Six Flags' ride rotation program. The opening of Batman The Ride in 1993 brought the number of roller coasters to four. Due to the Ultra Twister being fairly popular, it was decided that TOGO would design and manufacture a similar ride for the spot in which Ultra Twister once stood.
Construction started in the fall of 1994 and after many delays, Viper opened in June 1995. Initially, lines were long and the ride was popular. By 1996, the ride became rough and riders hated the awkward pull-down restraints.
During the entire 2001 season, Viper was closed for maintenance. Six Flags began to remove the ride from the official website, the park guides, and map. The company planned to remove Viper that year, but it was canceled because Six Flags had was not to find a replacement attraction to fit the land occupied by Viper.
On March 29, 2002, Viper reopened after some modifications on the track and trains. However, the ride continued to be rough and frequently experienced mechanical issues. It operated with one train during normal operations.
By 2004, Viper was considered to be obsolete among guests. That year, Six Flags could not repair the ride's problems, so the ride closed on Labor Day.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 10 Infamous Removed Roller Coasters. Theme Park Crazy, YouTube
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Present||Batman The Ride • Bizarro • Dark Knight • El Toro • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn Crazy Train • Jersey Devil Coaster • Joker • Kingda Ka • Nitro • Runaway Mine Train • Skull Mountain • Superman Ultimate Flight|
|Former||Alpen Blitz • Batman And Robin: The Chiller • Big Fury • Great American Scream Machine • Jumbo Jet • Lightnin' Loops (upper track - lower track) • Lil' Thunder • Rolling Thunder • Sarajevo Bobsled • Shockwave • Ultra Twister • Viper • Wild Rider • Road Runner Railway|