|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Product||Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Electric spiral lift|
|Top speed||42 mph|
Whizzer is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA.
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 scheduled to close on August 11. Following public outcry, the park kept Whizzer open. On September 24, 2002, it announced that it would dismantle ShockWave instead.
Black track and supports. The ride used to feature black track and white supports.
3 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 6 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.
- ↑ 6F Great America keeping Whizzer - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
- ↑ "6F Great America dismantling Shockwave". Amusement Today. 2002-09-25. Archived from the original on 2002-10-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20021013012947/http://www.amusementtoday.com:80/extra.html. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
- Whizzer on the Roller Coaster DataBase.