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American Eagle
American Eagle (Six Flags Great America) - OnRide (1080p)02:33

American Eagle (Six Flags Great America) - OnRide (1080p)

General
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Park Six Flags Great America
Location USAGurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened 23 May 1981
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin AG
Builder
Designer
Type Wooden
Type
Model
Riders per train 30
Riders per hour 1,800
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 127 feet
Drop 147 feet
Top speed 66 mph
Length 4,650 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:20
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 55 degrees
Maximum g-force



American Eagle is an Intamin AG racing wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.[1] The ride contains a helix, and several large drops. It is the first wooden roller coaster designed by Intamin AG.

DesignEdit

American Eagle begins with several airtime hills, then concludes with helices.

IncidentsEdit

  • 9/9/1984: Three guests were hospitalized after two trains collided in the station.
  • 9/7/1997: Four guests were slightly injured after the second and third cars on the blue train separated and collided on the brake run.

Photo GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Six Flags Great America website information

RecordsEdit

When American Eagle opened on May 23, 1981, it held five amazing world records. It stole from Beast the record of being the fastest roller coaster for 7 years until the opening of Bandit, and the largest drop on a roller coaster for 7 years until the opening of a present defunct coaster, Six Flags Great America Shock Wave. It was the tallest wooden roller coaster for 5 years until the opening of Le Monstre, the world's tallest racing wooden coaster. It also stole from Beast the record of being the fastest wooden roller coaster for an amazing 19 years until the opening of a present defunct legendary roller coaster, Son of Beast. Lastly, it had the largest drop on a wooden roller coaster for 8 years until the opening of a present defunct massive wooden coaster, Hercules at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, followed by Mean Streak at Cedar Point.

American Eagle today holds 3 world records. They are the fastest wooden racing roller coaster, the longest wooden racing roller coaster, and the largest drop on a wooden racing roller coaster.
Preceded by

Beast

World's Fastest Roller Coaster

May 1981–March 1988

Succeeded by

Bandit

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