Woodstock Express (Kings Island)

Roller coaster
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Woodstock Express
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Kings Island
Location Kings Mills, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 39°20′35″N 84°16′11″W / 39.343055°N 84.269597°W / 39.343055; -84.269597
Park section Planet Snoopy
Status Operating since April 29, 1972
Rider height
  • Minimum: 40 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 46 inch
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen
Type Wooden
Track layout Figure-8
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 39 feet
Drop 30 feet
Top speed 35 mph
Length 1350 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
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Woodstock Express is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA.

History

The ride first opened as Scooby Doo on April 29, 1972, along with the park. It was later renamed Beastie in 1980. a tunnel was added at the base of the first drop, this was done to make the ride more in-line with the 'bigger' Beast. It was later removed when the ride becameFairly Odd Coaster in 2006, which is based on the Nickelodeon show Fairly Odd Parents. Finally, in 2010, it was renamed to its current name, Woodstock Express.

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Blue track and supports. The coaster opened with red track and yellow supports, later being repainted to purple when the ride became Beastie. The current scheme came when the ride became Woodstock Express.

Trains

Single train with 5 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Images

External links


Articles on Kings Island
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