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Shuttle Loop
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Manufacturer

Schwarzkopf

Installations

12

First

King Kobra

Last

Shuttle Loop

 A Shuttle Loop is a type of steel launched shuttle coaster designed by Reinhold Spieldiener of Intamin and manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf.  A total of 12 installations were produced between 1977 and 1990. These 12 installations have been located in a total of 22 different amusment parks.

DesignEdit

The train is launched out of the station at a speed of between 53 and 60 miles per hour (85 and 97 km/h) before passing through a vertical loop and up a 138-foot-tall spike (42 m). Once the momentum of the train run outs on the 70° spike, it begins to traverse the track backwards. Upon reaching the station, it passes through it and goes up another 70° steep spike which stands at 105 feet (32 m) tall until it stalls again and rolls forward back into the brake run and station.

InstallationsEdit

Name Park Opened Closed Status
Cascabel
Laser Loop
La Feria Chapultepec Magico
Kennywood
1994
1980
1990 Operating
Greased Lightnin' Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
California's Great America
2003
1977
2006
2002
Defunct
Greezed Lightnin' Kentucky Kingdom 2003 2009 Defunct
Golden Loop
White Lightnin'
Gold Reef City
Carowinds
1989
1977
1988 Operating
Katapul
Thunderlooper
King Kobra
Hopi Hari
Alton Towers
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Kings Dominion
1999
1990
1987
1977
November 3, 1996
1989
1986
Operating
Montezooma's Revenge Knott's Berry Farm May 21, 1978 N/A Operating
Psyké Underground
(formerly Sirocco and Turbine)
Walibi Belgium 2013
1982
2008 Operating
Shuttle Loop Nagashima Spa Land 1980 N/A Operating
Shuttle Loop Yokohama Dreamland 1979 2002 Defunct
unknown
Greezed Lightnin'
Cliff's Amusement Park
Joyland Amusement Park
Six Flags AstroWorld
2012
2006
1978
2012
2005
In storage
Shuttle Loop Toshimaen 1980 2008 Defunct
Shuttle Loop Oyama Yuenchi 1990 2005 Defunct

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