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Alpen Blitz
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General
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Park Six Flags Great Adventure
Location USAJackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated 1976 - 1978
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Builder
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Powered
Type
Model Alpenblitz II
Riders per train 40
Riders per hour 1200
Lift/launch system Continually Powered
Height 16.5 feet
Drop
Top speed
Length 133 feet
Dimensions
Duration
Inversions 0
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force


Alpen Blitz was a sit-down powered roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure from 1976-1978.[1] It was designed by Anton Schwarzkopf.

HistoryEdit

At the end of 1974, it was decided that Great Adventure needed two additional roller coasters and an additional log flume ride to accommodate huge crowds. So they purchased compact and inexpensive coasters called Jumbo Jet and Big Fury. Big Fury opened in the spring of 1975 while Jumbo Jet is believed to have never opened due to technical difficulties beyond economic repair. The ride was removed a month after it was built by the end of August in 1975. To replace Jumbo Jet, "Alpen Blitz" was purchased and was built on the site Jumbo Jet was to have occupied.

The Alpen Blitz was located in the area later occupied by the "Haunted Castle". The bumper cars are in this area today. By 1977, construction had began on a looping coaster, Lightnin' Loops. At that point, Six Flags purchased the park. After the 1978 season when "Lightnin' Loops" opened, it was decided that Alpen Blitz was no longer needed. Maintenance issues secured the decision, and Alpen Blitz was sold and removed to make room for other flat rides. Big Fury was also sold and replaced with the Wild Rider at the end of the 1977 season.

The Alpen Blitz site was later occupied by the Haunted Castle, wich has, in turn, been replaced by the Autobahn bumper cars.

DesignEdit

Alpen Blitz1

The ride was driven by electric motors at the front and back ends of the train. The drive units could be clearly seen as a series of articulated boxes at the front and back ends of the train. It required 180 kw of power to run, and weighed 76 tons. It packed up into four 40' containers.

Train capacityEdit

Single train with 10 cars . Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 40 riders per train


ReferencesEdit

Six Flags Great Adventure Roller Coasters
Operating Batman The RideBizarroBlackbeard's Lost Treasure TrainDark KnightEl ToroGreen LanternThe JokerKingda KaNitroRoad Runner RailwayRolling ThunderRunaway Mine TrainSkull MountainSuperman - Ultimate FlightTotal Mayhem
Former Alpen BlitzBatman And Robin: The ChillerBig FuryGreat American Scream MachineJumbo JetLightnin' Loops(Top track-Bottom track) • Lil' ThunderSarajevo BobsledShockwaveUltra TwisterViperWild Rider

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