Afterburner (Fun Spot)

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Afterburner
Afterburner rollercoaster at Fun Spot Amusement Park.jpg
Afterburner
Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo
Coordinates 41°40′36.98″N 85°1′52.44″W / 41.6769389°N 85.0312333°W / 41.6769389; -85.0312333Coordinates: 41°40′36.98″N 85°1′52.44″W / 41.6769389°N 85.0312333°W / 41.6769389; -85.0312333
Status Removed
Opening date 1991 (1991)
Closing date 2008 (2008)
General statistics
Type Steel – Launched – Shuttle
Manufacturer Arrow Development
Designer Arrow Development
Model Launched Loop
Track layout Launched Loop
Lift/launch system Electric motor launch
Height 56 ft (17 m)
Drop 47 ft (14 m)
Length 635 ft (194 m)
Speed 45 mph (72 km/h)
Inversions 2
Duration 1:06
G-force 4
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Afterburner at RCDB
Pictures of Afterburner at RCDB

Afterburner was a roller coaster at Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo in Angola, Indiana.[1]

History[edit]

It was the only operating roller coaster with an inversion in the state of Indiana until 2008 when Steel Hawg opened at Indiana Beach. It was also notable for formerly using an elevator to transport passengers to the loading platform. Afterburner is the original prototype of Arrow Development's "Launched Loop" shuttle style coaster.

From 1977 to 1990, it was known as "Zoomerang", first at Circus World, then at its short-lived replacement, Boardwalk and Baseball. Both parks were located in Haines City, Florida.

The Afterburner got taken down in February 2017.

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