This coaster is not the fastest or the tallest, it does not have the best features and its made of wood, however this roller coast is some what special, it has designed over a period of many years by a few different people, the coaster was then finally built by the fabulous coaster group know as The Gravity Group, these guys built this small but thrilling coaster to the specifications of the designs that were drawn up by previous people. The coaster came out to be a huge success, its success has lead this mean machine to spot number 8 in the charts. Since its tiny but fast the coaster gets to deliver an awesome and adrenalin filled experiance to many people in one day!
This new coaster was built to replace the Ravine Flyer that was originally in its place, this got tor down as an unfortunate accident occurred resulting in the death of a young man in 1938, since then there have been plans after plans to create a new coaster, in 1998 development started and in 2008 on May 17th the new version of the Ravine Flyer new called Ravine Flyer 2 was opened to the public, in 2008 this mini monster received the Golden Ticket award from the Amusement Today Magazine.
If your looking for a coaster that’s located in the North of America with a bit of reputation and history you need look no further, this coast like i said before may be small but it packs a punch. With a fairly large climb of 85 feet or 26 meters then dropping 120 feet or 37 meters, this coaster will pick up a speed of 60 mp/h or 97km/h. When i said it packs a punch i was not joking, at those speeds this awesome coaster will reach a maximum of 3.5 G-forces, this is certainly enough G’s to make you wet yourself before getting off the this bullet! The length of track is quite long, it reaches a total of 880 meters of a whopping 2,900 feet and lasts 1 minute 30 seconds.
Current Coaster Name: Ravine Flyer II Current Park Name:Waldameer Park Previous Ride Name(s): N/A Location: Erie, Pennsylvania Status: Operating Links:Official Website Cost: $6,000,000
Type: Wood Opened: Operating since May 17, 2008 Designer:The Gravity Group Features: 2 Tunnels, Steel Supports, Terrain Height: 85 ft (26 m) Max Drop: 120 ft (37 m) Max Speed: 60 mph (97 km/h) Length: 2,900 ft (880 m) Max G-Force: 3.5 Inversions: 0 Duration: 1:30 Trains: 2 Capacity: N/A