Premier Rides

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Premier Rides, Inc.
Type Private company
Founded U.S. (1994)
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland,, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jim Seay
Randy Schmidt
Products Roller coasters
Family attractions
Water rides
Observation Wheels & Towers
Owners Jim Seay
Website Premier-Rides.com
Mr. Freeze, a Premier Rides roller coaster.

Premier Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States.[1] The company was the first to use Linear Induction Motors (LIMs) on their roller coasters. Jim Seay has been the sole owner and company president since 1996.[2]

Installations[edit]

Premier Rides has manufactured a total of 23 rides with another two under construction. Additionally, three rides have been relocated to other amusement parks.[3] Several rides were manufactured by their subcontractor Intermountain Lift, Inc.[4] Premier Rides was also the broker involved with the High Roller steel roller coaster at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. However, the ride was manufactured by S&MC.[5]

Name Model Location Opened Status
Flight of Fear LIM Catapult Coaster Kings Dominion 1996 Operating [6]
Flight of Fear LIM Catapult Coaster Kings Island 1996 Operating [7]
Runaway Mountain Steel Coaster Six Flags Over Texas 1996 Operating [8]
unknown
Batman & Robin: The Chiller
Dueling LIM Shuttle Loop Coaster Beto Carrero World
Six Flags Great Adventure
2013
1997
Under construction
Closed in 2007
[9][10]
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast Diving LIM Shuttle Loop Coaster Six Flags Over Texas 1998 Operating [11]
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast Diving LIM Shuttle Loop Coaster Six Flags St. Louis 1998 Operating [12]
Buzz Saw Falls Water Coaster Silver Dollar City 1999 Closed in 2003 [13]
Joker's Jinx LIM Catapult Coaster Six Flags America 1999 Operating [14]
Poltergeist LIM Catapult Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas 1999 Operating [15]
unknown
Formerly Speed – The Ride
LIM Double Launch Shuttle Coaster Akita Plaza
Sahara Hotel and Casino
2013
2000
Under construction
Closed in 2011
[16][17]
Vonkaputous Water Coaster Linnanmäki 2001 Operating [18]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Dark Coaster Universal Studios Florida 2004 Operating [19]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Dark Coaster Universal Studios Hollywood 2004 Operating [20]
Backlot Stunt Coaster LIM Terrain Following Coaster Canada's Wonderland 2005 Operating [21]
Backlot Stunt Coaster LIM Terrain Following Coaster Kings Island 2005 Operating [22]
Backlot Stunt Coaster LIM Terrain Following Coaster Kings Dominion 2006 Operating [23]
Crazy Cobra
Formerly Mad Cobra
LIM Catapult Coaster Discoveryland, China
Suzuka Circuit
2006
1998
Operating
Closed in 2003
[24][25]
Soak'd
Formerly Slippery When Wet
HydroFighter Coaster Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
2008 SBNO [nb 1][26]
Round About
Formerly Maximum RPM!
Revolver Coaster Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
2008 SBNO [nb 1][27]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Dark Coaster Universal Studios Singapore 2010 Operating [28]
Sky Rocket LSM Catapult Coaster Kennywood 2010 Operating [29]
Yamaha Racing Coaster Diving LSM Shuttle Loop Coaster Trans Studio Bandung, Indonesia 2011 Operating [30]
Superman: Ultimate Flight LSM Catapult Coaster Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2012 Operating [31]
Deep Space LSM Catapult Coaster Adlabs Imagica 2013 Operating [32]
Full Throttle LSM Catapult Coaster Six Flags Magic Mountain 2013 Operating [33]
unknown LSM Catapult Coaster Great Mall of China 2013 Under construction [34]
Sky Scream LSM Catapult Coaster Holiday Park 2014 Operating [35]
Zombie Ride LSM Catapult Coaster Bosque Mágico, Monterrey 2015 Under Construction [36]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b This ride was not relocated but rather the result of the amusement park and the roller coaster being renamed and rethemed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier Rides". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Premier Rides: People". Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "Premier Rides". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.intermountainlift.com/amusement.htm
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "High Roller  (Stratosphere Tower)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flight of Fear  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flight of Fear  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Runaway Mountain  (Six Flags Over Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Beto Carrero World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman & Robin: The Chiller  (Six Flags Great Adventure)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast  (Six Flags Over Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast  (Six Flags St. Louis)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Powder Keg: A Blast in the Wilderness  (Silver Dollar City)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Jinx  (Six Flags America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Poltergeist  (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Akita Plaza)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  17. ^ Marden, Duane. "Speed – The Ride  (Nascar Café)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Vonkaputous  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Florida)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  20. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Hollywood)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Canada's Wonderland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  22. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  23. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  24. ^ Marden, Duane. "Crazy Cobra  (Discoveryland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  25. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mad Cobra  (Suzuka Circuit)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Soak'd  (Freestyle Music Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "Round About  (Freestyle Music Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Singapore)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Rocket  (Kennywood)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  30. ^ Marden, Duane. "Yamaha Racing Coaster  (Trans Studio Bandung)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Superman: Ultimate Flight  (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Deep Space  (Adlabs Imagica)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Full Throttle  (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Great Mall of China)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Holiday Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  36. ^ http://hapfun.com.br/2014/05/parque-bosque-magico-anuncia-nova-montanha-russa-para-2015/

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