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X Coaster

X Coaster

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roller coaster
X Coaster
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Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
Location Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Status Operating since 27 May 2006
Cost $4,000,000USD
Height restriction 52 inches (132 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer Rides GmbH
Builder Martin & Vleminckx
Designer / calculations Dynamic Structures
Type Steel
Model / product SkyLoop XT 150
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 500
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 196.8 feet × 49.3 feet
Height151 feet
Top speed65.3 mph
Length492 feet
Inversions2
Duration0:50
G-force5G
HELP

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.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

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 plans to expand the Crystal Falls water park for the 2013 season.[2] 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.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 2 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.

Accidents[edit | edit source]

On June 9, 2007, 12 riders were stranded upside down 150 feet in the air for 30 minutes due to a power cut. [3][4]

References[edit | edit source]