Wabash Cannonball

Roller coaster in the United States
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Wabash Cannonball
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Opryland USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Coordinates 36°12′32″N 86°41′54″W / 36.209001°N 86.698468°W / 36.209001; -86.698468
Park section State Fair Area
Status Defunct
Operated June 1975 to 1997
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Corkscrew
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 1200 feet
Inversions 2
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Wabash Cannonball was a steel roller coaster located in the State Fair area of Opryland USA in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

History

The roller coaster was introduced in late June 1975.[1]

Premier Parks bought the ride and twelve others from the closed park and placed them on the spot of Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park in Thorntown, Indiana, USA.[2] Since Premier Parks where focusing on their recently acquired Six Flags parks, this didn't happen and the ride laid in storage until 2003, when it was eventually scrapped.

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Green track supports. Certain sections featured white track with blue rails, and the inversions featured white supports.

Trains

6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

References

  1. "Opryland Attendance Shows Increases Despite Flooding". The Robesonian.
  2. Hartmann, Stacey (1997-11-21). "13 Opryland rides sold". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2024-01-28.

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