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|Manufacturer||Maurer Rides GmbH|
|Product||SkyLoop XT 150|
|Builder||Martin & Vleminckx|
|Designer / calculations||Dynamic Structures|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Area||196.8 feet × 49.3 feet|
|Top speed||65.3 mph|
X Coaster is a Maurer AG built sit-down roller coaster located at Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. The ride was installed by Martin & Vleminckx.
The addition of X Coaster was announced on September 19, 2005.
When X Coaster opened on May 27, 2006, it became the park's 6th roller coaster and the first and only SkyLoop to be built in North America. X Coaster did not operate during the 2009 season, but was running again for 2010.
On October 5, 2012, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls announced the removal of the roller coaster at the end of the 2012 season to make way for expansion plans for the Crystal Falls water park for the 2013 season. Problems with capacity and down-time were also likely reasons that the ride was closed.
Despite this, the ride has not been removed and continues to operate, apparently due to the discovery that large parts of the ride had been welded together.
Single train with 2 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.
On June 9, 2007, 12 riders were stranded upside down 150 feet in the air for 30 minutes due to a power cut.
- ↑ Attraction Installation - Martin & Vleminckx
- ↑ "Magic Springs To Build X-Coaster Ride For 2006". Ultimate Rollercoaster. https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/stories/20050919_01.shtml.
- ↑ Magic Springs Planning New $2 Million Attraction - Arkansas matters
- ↑ Roller-coaster riders left hanging upside down - Sydney Morning Herald
- ↑ Roller Coaster Riders Left Hanging - CBS News
- X Coaster on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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