Scooby's Ghoster Coaster

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Scooby's Ghoster Coaster
Kings Island
Park section Nickelodeon Universe
Coordinates 39°20′32″N 84°16′11″W / 39.342289°N 84.269851°W / 39.342289; -84.269851Coordinates: 39°20′32″N 84°16′11″W / 39.342289°N 84.269851°W / 39.342289; -84.269851
Status Closed
Opening date 1998
Closing date 2005
General statistics
Type Steel – Suspended
Manufacturer Caripro
Model Batflyer
Speed 8 mph (13 km/h)
G-force 1.0
Height restriction 36 in (91 cm)
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Scooby's Ghoster Coaster at RCDB

Scooby's Ghoster Coaster was a suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Opened in 1998, it was billed as the first suspended roller coaster in the United States designed for children.[1][2] The ride is also the first in the country from Caripro Amusement Technology, a defunct company once based out of the Netherlands and later bought by Vekoma.[3][4] Scooby's Ghoster Coaster was removed in the 2005-2006 off-season to make room for other rides during the area's conversion from Hanna-Barbera Land to Nickelodeon Universe.

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  1. ^ Yeager, Connie (August 13, 1997). "Kings Island Has Big Plans For Little Ones". The Cincinnati Post. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ O'Bien, Tim (September 8, 1997). "Two Paramount Themers Focus On Young Families". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Tim. "Parks Are The Number One Draw For State's Tourists". AllBusiness.com. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Manufacturers Tackle A Rapidly Changing Market". Amusement Business. November 5, 2001. Retrieved 5 March 2012.