Skycoaster

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Skycoaster
Xtreme Skyflyer (Arch Tower).JPG
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Manufacturer Ride Entertainment Group
DesignerWilliam Kitchen & Ken Bird
ModelSingle Swing
Dual Swing
Height100 ft – 300 ft
A typical Skycoaster's entire structure, including the lifting towers and the main arch Skycoaster (Full Structure).JPG
A typical Skycoaster's entire structure, including the lifting towers and the main arch
The A-frame tower of the world's tallest SkyCoaster in Kissimmee, Florida Arch tower of Skycoaster at Fun Spot USA, Kissimmee, Florida - 20081030.jpg
The A-frame tower of the world's tallest SkyCoaster in Kissimmee, Florida

Skycoaster is an amusement park ride produced and managed by Skycoaster Company, LLC.. [1] On the Skycoaster, riders in groups of 1 to 3 are harnessed in specialized Flight Suits, winched to the top of a launch tower, pull the ripcord to engage flight, swing from a cable tether back and forth until brought to a rest. [2] The attraction is often compared to a combination of skydiving, bungee jumping, and hang gliding. [3]

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There are currently over 80 Skycoasters in operation all around the world, ranging in heights from 100–300 feet (30.5–91.4 m). [4] [5] The ride can be found on every continent but Antarctica. [6] Most locations operate as upcharge attractions with an additional fare charged to riders who have already paid general admission to the park.

Many installations use a variation of the Skycoaster model name, whereas others use a custom name like Dare Devil Dive (found at several Six Flags parks) or Xtreme Skyflyer (found at several Cedar Fair parks).

History

William Kitchen, founder of Sky Fun 1 Inc., and Ken Bird originally came up with the idea of the Skycoaster in 1992. [7] They wanted to find a way to let others experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane or the thrills of bungee jumping, but with the safety factor of a merry-go-round. By January 1994, there were four portable models of the ride and 16 permanent fixtures in the United States. [8]

In 1998, Bill Kitchen sold his patents for Skycoaster and most of the Sky Fun 1 Inc. company to ThrillTime Entertainment International Inc. for $12 million. [9] [10] [11] Skycoaster, Inc. was then sold to the Ride Entertainment Group in 2005. [10] [6]

Ride Entertainment introduced Sky Sled in 2017, a new method of riding a Skycoaster. [12] [13] The Sky Sled replaces the flying position with a sitting one. It was first introduced in 2018 at Fun Spot America in Kissimmee, Florida. [14]

Ride Entertainment has partnered with KCL Engineering to offer lighting systems for the Skycoasters and Kool Replay to offer automated video systems. [15] [16]

Production

The company is based in Stevensville, Maryland. Parts are manufactured throughout the United States, with the attractions assembled on site.

The two most common types of Skycoasters are lattice and monopole. Lattice Skycoasters were manufactured in a variety of sizes, but the 173-dual arch and 100-foot single arch were the most common. Monopole Skycoasters were manufactured in a variety of sizes, 100-foot single, 100-foot dual, 180-foot single, 180-foot dual, and one 300-foot unit. [16] Earlier Skycoasters have some unique tower structures that do not fall within these categories.

Flight cables are made of 516 inch (7.9 mm) galvanized steel, which supports 9,800 pounds (4,445 kg), or stainless steel, which supports 9,000 pounds (4,082 kg). [2] However, the maximum weight for a flight is 850 pounds (386 kg), mainly due to the winch. The 3-ring release system used on the Skycoaster is the same kind used on parachutes. The flight suits worn are similar to hang gliding suits, and are made by a parachute company to support weight of up to 10,000 pounds (4,535 kg).

There are two types of Skycoaster loading systems:

Skycoaster Installations

Skycoaster NameParkLocationHeightOpenedClosedDetails
Skycoaster Fun Spot America - Kissimmee Kissimmee, Florida 300 feet (91.4 m)1997OpenWorld's tallest Skycoaster. [17] [18] Opened on Saturday, November 22, 1997 with an appearance by 82-year-old George A. Blair. [17]
Sydney Skycoaster Raging Waters Sydney (Formerly Wet'n'Wild Sydney) Sydney, Australia251 feet (76.5 m)2013OpenWorld's second tallest Skycoaster. Dual Skycoaster and the first with a new design with less steel than other Skycoaster designs. [4] [6] [19] Second Skycoaster with the Village Roadshow group.
Skycoaster Fun Spot America - Orlando Orlando, Florida 250 feet (76.2 m)2013OpenRelocated from MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park. [20] Only uses one of two former towers. [21]
Sky Screamer MGM Grand Adventures Las Vegas 250 feet (76.2 m)19962001Relocated to Fun Spot Orlando. [20] [22] After closing to the public, the ride was originally retained on property and available for rent by companies. [23]
VertigoXtremo Parque de la Costa Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina 213 feet (64.9 m)1999Open [24]
SkycoasterSkyborneLondon200 feet (61.0 m)Open
Skycoaster The American Adventure Ilkeston, Derbyshire 200 feet (61.0 m)Closed [25]
X-Flight Six Flags Mexico Mexico, Mexico City197 feet (60.0 m)2015OpenTallest Skycoaster in Mexico at over 180 feet (55 m) tall. [26] [5]
SkycoasterPlayCenter São Paulo 197 feet (60.0 m)Closed [27]
RipCord Worlds of Fun Kansas City, Missouri 189 feet (57.6 m)1996Open [28] [29]
Caribbean Swing Hurricane Harbor Arlington, Texas 189 feet (57.6 m)19952014
Skycoaster Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 189 feet (57.6 m)1994OpenSingle Lattice A-Frame. [4] First permanent Skycoaster installation in an amusement park. [30] [31]
SkyCoaster State Fair of Texas Dallas 189 feet (57.6 m)Closed
RipCord Michigan's Adventure Muskegon, Michigan 183 feet (55.8 m)2002Open [32]
SkyCoaster Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort New Braunfels, Texas 183 feet (55.8 m)2002Removed [33]
Skycoaster Lake Compounce Bristol, Connecticut 189 feet (57.6 m)1998Open [34]
RipCord Valleyfair Shakopee, Minnesota 180 feet (54.9 m)1996Open [4] [35]
Geronimo Skycoaster Wild Adventures Valdosta, Georgia 180 feet (54.9 m)1999Open [36]
Red Hawk Six Flags Darien Lake Darien, New York 180 feet (54.9 m)1995OpenOpened as Skycoaster. [37]
Sky Coaster Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 180 feet (54.9 m)1996Open [38]
Ultimate RushGrand Adventure Land Reno, Nevada 180 feet (54.9 m)1998Open [39]
UnknownUnited Entertainment & Tourism CompanyShaab Park, Kuwait 180 feet (54.9 m)Open
Skycoaster Kentucky Kingdom Louisville, Kentucky 180 feet (54.9 m)20012009 [40]
Screamin' Skycoaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio 180 feet (54.9 m)19952001Relocated to Texas State Fair.
Skycoaster Six Flags New Orleans New Orleans 180 feet (54.9 m)20002005Attraction still standing at abandoned park. [41]
Skydiver Walibi Holland Biddinghuizen, Netherlands177 feet (53.9 m)2002Open
Dare Devil Dive Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor Queensbury, New York 175 feet (53.3 m)2001Open [42]
Hadikali Hopi Hari Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil174 feet (53.0 m)Open [43]
Catapulte La Ronde Montreal, Quebec, Canada173 feet (52.7 m)2008Open [44]
Skycoaster Opryland USA Nashville, Tennessee 173 feet (52.7 m)19951997Originally opened in park's State Fair area before being relocated within park for 1997 season. [7] Park was closed and demolished following 1997 season.
Xtreme SkyFlyer Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada173 feet (52.7 m)1996OpenDual Skycoaster. [4] [45]
SKY-X Seoul Land Gwacheon, South Korea 165 feet (50.3 m)2000Open [46]
Sky Coaster Superland Rishon LeZion, Israel 165 feet (50.3 m)1998Open [47]
SkyCoaster Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast Gold Coast, Australia164 feet (50.0 m)Open [48]
XLR8R Elitch Gardens Denver 160 feet (48.8 m)1996Open [49]
Xtreme Skyflyer Kings Island Mason, Ohio 153 feet (46.6 m)1995OpenOpened as Drop Zone, named after Paramount movie Drop Zone. [50] Renamed in 1996 to Xtreme Skyflyer. [51]
Dive Devil Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California 153 feet (46.6 m)1996Open [52]
Xtreme SkyFlyer Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 153 feet (46.6 m)1996Open [53]
RipCord Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina 153 feet (46.6 m)1995OpenOpened as Skycoaster. Renamed in 1996 to Xtreme Skyflyer. [54] Relocated next to Nighthawk in 2014. [55]
Xtreme SkyFlyer California's Great America Santa Clara, California 153 feet (46.6 m)1997Open [56]
Dare Devil Dive Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey 153 feet (46.6 m)1997Open [57]
Dive Bomber Alley Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas 153 feet (46.6 m)1996Open [58]
Dragon's Wing Six Flags St. Louis Eureka, Missouri 152 feet (46.3 m)1996Open [59]
Barnstormer Six Flags AstroWorld Houston 151 feet (46.0 m)Closed [60] [61]
Sky Coaster Lagoon Amusement Park Farmington, Utah 143 feet (43.6 m)1995Open [3] [62]
Vertigo Oakwood Theme Park Pembrokeshire, Wales 140 feet (42.7 m)1997Open [4] [63]
I-5 Sky Dive Wild Waves Theme Park Federal Way, Washington 125 feet (38.1 m)1998Open [64]
Dare Devil Dive Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois 125 feet (38.1 m)1997Open [65]
Skycoaster Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Greensboro, North Carolina 125 feet (38.1 m)Closed
Professor Delbert's Frontier Fling Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 153 feet (46.6 m)1996OpenOriginally opened as Ripcord in Cedar Point's Challenge Park. [66] Relocated in 2017 to Frontier Trail and renamed. [67]
Skycoaster South Pier, Blackpool Blackpool 120 feet (36.6 m)1994Open [68]
Skycoaster Six Flags America Prince George's County, Maryland 100 feet (30.5 m)2001ClosedRemoved to make way for Harley Quinn Spinsanity.
Sky Shark Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Hot Springs, Arkansas 115 feet (35.1 m)2014Open [69]
Geronimo Skycoaster Frontier City Oklahoma City 113 feet (34.4 m)1995Open [70]
Dive Devil Bell's Amusement Park Tulsa, Oklahoma 113 feet (34.4 m)Closed
SkycoasterThe Track Family Fun Center Gulf Shores, Alabama 110 feet (33.5 m)1995Open [71]
Skycoaster Zero Gravity Dallas 110 feet (33.5 m)1994Open [72]
Sky Coaster Indiana Beach Monticello, Indiana 110 feet (33.5 m)1995Open [73]
Skycoaster Big Kahuna's Destin, Florida 110 feet (33.5 m)1993Open [74]
Skycoaster Tusenfryd Oslo, Norway110 feet (33.5 m)1996Open [75]
SkycoasterParque Mundo Aventura Bogotá D.C., Colombia 110 feet (33.5 m)Open [76]
Skycoaster Six Flags New England Agawam, Massachusetts 110 feet (33.5 m)1995 [77] 2013Formerly known as Taz's Daredevil Dive. Featured a unique curved tower. [78] Replaced with Star Flyer. [79]
Sky CoasterFuntown Pier Seaside Heights, New Jersey 110 feet (33.5 m)20072012Demolished after Hurricane Sandy destroyed most of the pier. [80]
Boardwalk Flight Luna Park, Coney Island Coney Island, New York 110 feet (33.5 m)20122014 [81]
Skycoaster Casino Pier Seaside Heights, New Jersey 109 feet (33.2 m)2015Open [82] [83]
The SkycoasterEl Rollo Waterpark Acapulco, Mexico109 feet (33.2 m)2015Closed109 feet (33 m) single tower. [5]
SkycoasterBroadway Grand Prix Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 100 feet (30.5 m)1996Open [84]
SkycoasterOzark Mountain Skycoaster Branson, Missouri 100 feet (30.5 m)Open [85]
SkycoasterExtreme World/Mt. Olympus Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 100 feet (30.5 m)Open [86]
SkycoasterAndy Alligator’s Fun Park and Water Park Norman, Oklahoma 100 feet (30.5 m)20162021
Sky Coaster Morey's Piers – Adventure Pier Wildwood, New Jersey 100 feet (30.5 m)1994Open [87]
Sky Coaster Adventure Park USA Monrovia, Maryland 100 feet (30.5 m)2018Open [88]
Royal Rush Skycoaster Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Royal Gorge, Colorado 100 feet (30.5 m)2003OpenPositioned over a 1,200-foot (370 m) canyon. [4] [89]
Sky SwingSeacoast Adventures North Windham, Maine 100 feet (30.5 m)Open [90]
Skycoaster Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 100 feet (30.5 m)20012021 [91]
Drop Zone Playland Vancouver, Canada 100 feet (30.5 m)1998Open [92]
Ripcord Geauga Lake Aurora, Ohio 100 feet (30.5 m)19992007Sold at auction for $85,000, then put up for sale by third party company ITAL International LLC for $105,000. [93]
The Slingshot Ratanga Junction Century City, Cape Town 100 feet (30.5 m)1999Closed
Sky Coaster Joyland Park Wichita, Kansas 100 feet (30.5 m)Closed
Sky Coaster Morey's Piers – Surfside Pier Wildwood, New Jersey 100 feet (30.5 m)2015
SkycoasterKissimmee, Florida Kissimmee, Florida 100 feet (30.5 m)1994ClosedLocated one mile east of Old Town (amusement park).
Parachute DropMitsui GreenlandArao-shi, JapanUnknownOpen
Flying CarpetTokyo SummerLand Tokyo, Japan UnknownClosed
SkycoasterOrlando, FloridaOrlando, FloridaUnknownClosedFormerly known as Bungee Mania. [94]

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