Whizzer (Six Flags Great America)

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Whizzer
Whizzer (Six Flags Great America) sign 01.jpg
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 29, 1976
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Product Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Electric spiral lift
Height 70 feet
Drop 64 feet
Top speed 42 mph
Length 3100 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
HELP
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One of Whizzer's cars in 2010

Whizzer is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA.

History

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.[1]

Design

Trains

3 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged inline in 6 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

Photographs of the roller coaster in its opening year, 1976.

References

External links

  • Whizzer on the Roller Coaster DataBase.