Tig'rr Coaster

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Tig'rr Coaster
Tig'rr Coaster-Indiana Beach.jpg
Indiana Beach
Location Indiana Beach
Coordinates 40°47′25″N86°46′14″W / 40.79028°N 86.77056°W / 40.79028; -86.77056
StatusOperating
Opening date1984
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf
Designer Werner Stengel
ModelJet Star
Height44.25 ft (13.49 m)
Length1,765 ft (538 m)
Speed31.1 mph (50.1 km/h)
Inversions 0
Height restriction54 in (137 cm)
Trains3 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 1 across in 4 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Tig'rr Coaster at RCDB

Tig'rr is a classic steel roller coaster [ citation needed ] located at Indiana Beach. [1] It was Indiana Beach's second roller coaster, and is one of only a few roller coasters built entirely on a pre-existing building. it has a maximum speed of 49 miles per hour (79 km/h) and is 39 feet (12 m) tall. It is one of 3 Anton Schwarzkopf "Jet Star" models still operating, and the only one still operating in North America. Of the five coasters at Indiana Beach still currently operating, Tig'rr is the only one with a height restriction of 54". This restriction is because of the extreme turns the coaster takes. Tig'rr used to not contain any restraints, but retractable seat belts have since been added. In 2016, the Tig'rr received a paint job. The track was changed from red to black and the supports were changed from white to bright orange.

This is the second steel roller coaster at Indiana Beach. The first was Galaxi, which was removed in 2014, and the third is the tallest coaster in the park, Steel Hawg, which opened in 2008.

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References

  1. "Indiana Beach roller coaster closes after colliding with tree limb". WISH-TV. Retrieved 20 February 2024.