Wildcat (Fantasy Island)

Wildcat
Fantasy Island
Location Grand Island, New York, USA
Status Defunct
Operated June 22, 1974[1] to 2004
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Product Wildcat 54m
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 177.2 feet × 65.6 feet
Height 44.2 feet
Length 1509.2 feet
Inversions 0
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Wildcat is a steel roller coaster built by Schwarzkopf. It operated from 1974 to 2004 at Fantasy Island in Grand Island, New York, USA. It was dismantled in December 2004 and reportedly sold to a park or showman in Mosco, Russia, however, according to the Roller Coaster DataBase it was in fact traded in with the purchase of the Crazy Mouse and subsequently scrapped.

History

The coaster opened in 1974 at the start of a 5-year expansion plan, transforming the kiddie-orientated park into a fully-fledged amusement park. [2]

Design

Yellow track and purple supports.

Trains

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car.

Refrences

  1. "New roller coaster Fantasy Island". https://www.newspapers.com/clip/68145545/new-roller-coaster-fantasy-island/. 
  2. Futrell, Jim (2006). Amusement Parks of New York. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Stackpole Books. pp. 160-161. ISBN 978-0-8117-3262-8. 

External links

  • Wildcat on the Roller Coaster DataBase.