X-Flight (Six Flags Great America)

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X-Flight
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 16, 2012
Replaced Great America Raceway
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Custom Wing Coaster
Type Steel - Winged
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 120 feet
Drop 110 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 3000 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 1:15
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X-Flight is a steel winged roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. Built in 2012, it is the second Wing Coaster to open in the United States after Wild Eagle at Dollywood and is the park's thirteenth roller coaster.

History

On September 1, 2011, it was announced that X-Flight would be coming to Six Flags Great America.[1]

Vertical construction began in January 2012.[2]

X-Flight opened to the general public on May 16, 2012.[3]

Design

Elements

X-Flight, following the pre-drop, begins with a half-barrel roll, leading into the main drop upside down.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Theme

'Now get ready as we take this mission to the skies! 'Mission X-Flight to Six Flags tower, are we clear for takeoff?' - Audio spiel that plays in the coaster's station.Citation needed

Images

References

External links

  • X-Flight on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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