Wabash Cannonball

Wabash Cannonball
Wabash Cannonball (Opryland USA) postcard.jpg
A postcard with a photograph of Wabash Cannonball
Opryland USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Status Defunct
Operated June 1975 to 1997
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 1200 feet
Inversions 2
HELP

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, where they planned to build a new theme park. Since Premier Parks where focusing on their recently acquired Six Flags parks, this didn't happen and the ride lay in storage until 2003, when it was eventually scrapped.

Design

The ride had a double corkscrew.

Trains

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

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