Wild One

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Wild One
Wild One (Six Flags America) 01.jpg
roller coaster
Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Operating since 1986
Paragon Park
Location Hull, Massachusetts, USA
Operated 1917 to 1985
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Builder Dinn Corporation (at Six Flags America)
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height98 feet
Drop88 feet
Top speed53 mph
Length4000 feet

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

History[edit | edit source]

Wild World (now Six Flags Great America) purchased the roller coaster 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.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The thrill has gone - south", The Boston Globe.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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    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