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Double Loop (Geauga Lake) - OnRide

General
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Park Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1977-September 16, 2007
Operated
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Builder
Designer Ron Toomer
Type
Type Steel Sit-Down
Model Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 24
Riders per hour 525
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 95 feet
Drop 76 feet
Top speed 36 mph
Length 1,800 feet
Dimensions
Duration 1:30
Inversions 2
Steepest drop 45 degrees
Maximum g-force



Double Loop was a steel sit-down roller coaster located at Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, Ohio, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics, it was the first roller coaster with two consecutive vertical loops when it opened in 1977. It closed with the rest of the amusement side of the park in 2007, and was demolished.

HistoryEdit

Double Loop was introduced in 1977, and was painted entirely white. It had two trains, one yellow and one red. In the 1980s, the ride was repainted black. Throughout the years, various cars an trains were swapped between the Double Loop and the Corkscrew (now called Roller Coaster at MGM Dizzee World), as both were constructed by Artow Dynamics, however the red and yellow trains remained the norm.

In 1993, the control system was modernised. The older outdated relay and photo eye controls were replaced with newer PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and proximity switches, proving to be a more reliable system, and reduce downtime for the guests.

In 2002, as part of the makeover when Six Flags purchased Geauga Lake, the ride was painted with yellow track and purple supports, the same color scheme as Dominator (now located at Kings Dominion), but with a lighter purple. The yellow train was repainted a darker shade of yellow, and the red train was repainted purple.

In September 2007, the park (now owned by Cedar Fair) announced on their website that Geauga Lake would open in 2008 exclusively as a water park.

On June 17, 2008, the Double Loop was sold at auction with a majority of other rides at the former Geauga Lake amusement park. It was bought for $25,000 by Cleveland Scrap and was later demolished.

After the auction, Cedar Fair bought back the trains, and stored them within the structure of Mean Streak at Cedar Point, most likely to use as parts for Corkscrew[1]

DesignEdit

Elements

Vertical Loop
Vertical Loop

LayoutEdit

Double Loop loops

The famous consecutive loops.

After leaving the station, the train makes a 180-degree turn to the left and climbs the lift hill. Upon reaching the top, the train goes down the first drop at a 45-degree angle, and coasts up an incline. It then turns another 180-degrees to the left, before travelling down and into the consecutive loops. It then goes up and into a 360-degree helix to the left, and into the brake run.

TrainsEdit

Double Loop car

The lead car on show at the auction.

2 trains with 5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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