Premier Rides

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Premier Rides, Inc.
TypePrivate company
Founded U.S. (1995)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Jim Seay
Randy Schmidt
Products Roller coasters
Family attractions
Water rides
Observation Wheels & Towers
OwnerJim Seay
Website premier-rides.com
Mr. Freeze, a Premier Rides roller coaster. Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis.jpg
Mr. Freeze, a Premier Rides roller coaster.

Premier Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States. [1] The company was the first to use Linear Induction Motors (LIMs) on their roller coasters. Jim Seay has been the sole owner and company president since 1996. [2]

Contents

List of roller coasters


As of 2019, Premier Rides has built 36 roller coasters around the world. [3] Premier Rides was also the broker involved with the High Roller steel roller coaster at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. However, the ride was manufactured by S&MC. [4]

NameModelLocationCountryOpenedStatusRef
Runaway Mountain Steel Coaster Six Flags Over Texas Flag of the United States.svg United States1996Operating [5]
Flight of Fear
Formerly Outer Limits: Flight of Fear
LIM Coaster Kings Dominion Flag of the United States.svg United States1996Operating [6]
Flight of Fear
Formerly Outer Limits: Flight of Fear
LIM Coaster Kings Island Flag of the United States.svg United States1996Operating [7]
Batman & Robin: The Chiller LIM Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure Flag of the United States.svg United States1997Removed
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Formerly Mr. Freeze
LIM Coaster Six Flags Over Texas Flag of the United States.svg United States1998Operating [8]
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Formerly Mr. Freeze
LIM Coaster Six Flags St. Louis Flag of the United States.svg United States1998Operating [9]
Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness
Formerly BuzzSaw Falls
Water Coaster Silver Dollar City Flag of the United States.svg United States1999Modified by S&S Worldwide [10]
Joker's Jinx LIM Coaster Six Flags America Flag of the United States.svg United States1999Operating [11]
Poltergeist LIM Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas Flag of the United States.svg United States1999Operating [12]
Vonkaputous Water Coaster Linnanmäki Flag of Finland.svg Finland2001Removed [13]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Coaster Universal Studios Florida Flag of the United States.svg United States2004Operating [14]
Revenge of the Mummy the Ride LIM Coaster Universal Studios Hollywood Flag of the United States.svg United States2004Operating [15]
Back Lot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job: Stunt Track
LIM Coaster Canada's Wonderland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada2005Operating [16]
Backlot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job: Stunt Track
LIM Coaster Kings Island Flag of the United States.svg United States2005Operating [17]
Back Lot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job Turbo Coaster
LIM Coaster Kings Dominion Flag of the United States.svg United States2006Operating [18]
Crazy Cobra
Formerly Mad Cobra
LIM Coaster Discoveryland
Suzuka Circuit
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China2006
1998 to 2003
Operating [19]
[20]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Coaster Universal Studios Singapore Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore2010Operating [21]
Sky Rocket Sky Rocket I Kennywood Flag of the United States.svg United States2010Operating [22]
Yamaha Racing Coaster LSM Coaster Trans Studio Indoor Theme Park Bandung
inside the Transmart Bandung Supermall
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia2011Operating [23]
Superman: Ultimate Flight Sky Rocket II Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Flag of the United States.svg United States2012Operating [24]
Unknown
Formerly Speed – The Ride
LIM Coaster Akita Plaza
Sahara Hotel and Casino
Flag of the United States.svg United States2012
2000 to 2011
In storage [25]
[26]
Unknown
Formerly Batman & Robin: The Chiller
Dueling LIM Coaster Beto Carrero World
Six Flags Great Adventure
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil2012
1998 to 2007
Removed [27]
[28]
Deep Space LSM Coaster Adlabs Imagica Flag of India.svg India2013Operating [29]
Full Throttle Sky Rocket III Six Flags Magic Mountain Flag of the United States.svg United States2013Operating [30]
Sky Scream Sky Rocket II Holiday Park Flag of Germany.svg Germany2014Operating [31]
Tempesto Sky Rocket II Busch Gardens Williamsburg Flag of the United States.svg United States2015Operating [32]
Zombie Ride Sky Rocket II Bosque Mágico Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico2015Operating [33]
Phobia Phear Coaster Sky Rocket II Lake Compounce Flag of the United States.svg United States2016Operating [34]
Highway Boat
Formerly Soak'd
Formerly Slippery When Wet
HydroFighter Coaster Sun World Danang Wonders
Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam2017
2009
2008
Removed [35]
[36]
Paradise Fall
Formerly Round About
Formerly Maximum RPM!
Revolver Coaster Sun World Danang Wonders
Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam2017
2009
2008
Removed [37]
[38]
Hype Sky Rocket II Särkänniemi Amusement Park Flag of Finland.svg Finland2017Operating [39]
Sky Rocket Sky Rocket II Chimelong Paradise Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China2017Operating [40]
Electric Eel Sky Rocket II SeaWorld San Diego Flag of the United States.svg United States2018Operating [41]
Dragonfire LSM Coaster Adventure Island Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar2019Under construction [42]
Tigris Sky Rocket II Busch Gardens Tampa Flag of the United States.svg United States2019Operating [43]
[44]
West Coast Racers Dueling Launch Coaster Six Flags Magic Mountain Flag of the United States.svg United States2020Operating [45]
Ice Breaker Sky Rocket SeaWorld Orlando Flag of the United States.svg United States2021Under construction [46]

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