Wild One

Roller coaster in the United States
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Wild One
Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 38°54′33″N 76°46′21″W / 38.909253°N 76.772607°W / 38.909253; -76.772607
Park section Mardi Gras
Status Operating since 1986
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Paragon Park
Name Giant Coaster
Location Hull, Massachusetts, USA
Operated 1917 to 1985
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Onsite construction Dinn Corporation
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 98 feet
Drop 88 feet
Top speed 53 mph
Length 4000 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:52

Wild One is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. It was relocated from Paragon Park where it stood as Giant Coaster from 1917 to 1985.[1]


Six Flags America (then known as Wild World) purchased the attraction from Paragon Park for $28,000 at auction. Charles Dinn oversaw the transportation and reconstruction of the roller coaster, which took 16 trucks. As part of the project, a 540-degree helix was added to the end of the ride, increasing its length from 3,400 feet to 4,000 feet. It reopened as Wild One in 1986.[2]



Color scheme

Unpainted track and white supports.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.



  1. "A Blast From The Past - Paragon Park's Giant Coaster". NewsPlusNotes.
  2. "The thrill has gone - south". The Boston Globe.

External links

  • Wild One on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Tallest roller coaster
1917 - June 28, 1924
Preceded by
Toboggan Slide
Tallest roller coaster
1917 - June 28, 1924
Succeeded by
Giant Skyrocket

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