Wipeout (roller coaster)
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In its original incarnation as the Coca Cola Roller at the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival
|Type||Steel – Shuttle – Boomerang|
|Height||120 ft (37 m)|
|Drop||110 ft (34 m)|
|Length||935 ft (285 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Inversions||6 (3 forward and 3 backward)|
|Capacity||760 riders per hour|
|Wipeout at RCDB
Pictures of Wipeout at RCDB
The roller coaster was first opened in 1988 as the Coca-Cola Roller at the Glasgow Garden Festival. That same year it was sold to the American Adventure in Derbyshire under the name Missile. It stayed at the park until the 2005 season, when it was closed down, dismantled, and taken to Pleasurewood Hills. It did not open during the 2006 season due to planning problems. It opened for the 2007 season under the name "Wipeout". It has a surfer theme and is painted blue.
The roller coaster is a boomerang ride wherein the train is taken backwards up a hill. At the top of the hill, the train is released and picks up speed. At that point, pictures are automatically taken of the riders (who can buy souvenir pictures at the beach hut themed stall after the ride). The train then speeds through the station at its top speed, and then goes through a cobra roll and a vertical loop. It then climbs to the top of a second hill. At the top, it is released and goes back through the vertical loop and cobra roll before resting in the station.