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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Product||Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Electric spiral lift|
|Top speed||42 mph|
Whizzer opened on May 29, 1976 as one of the park's several opening day attractions.
In 2002, Six Flags announced that Whizzer would be removed to make way for a new attraction (which turned out to be Superman Ultimate Flight). It was due to close on August 11. Following public outcry, the park dismantled ShockWave instead.
3 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged inline in 6 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Photographs of the roller coaster in its opening year, 1976.
- 6F Great America dismantling Shockwave - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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