Canyon Blaster (Adventuredome)

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Canyon Blaster
Canyon Blaster.JPG
Canyon Blaster train with the current white and green livery passing the first of the two double corkscrews.
Park section 2nd Level
Coordinates 36°08′17″N 115°09′59″W / 36.13806°N 115.16639°W / 36.13806; -115.16639Coordinates: 36°08′17″N 115°09′59″W / 36.13806°N 115.16639°W / 36.13806; -115.16639
Status Operating
Opening date August 23, 1993
General statistics
Type Steel – Indoor
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Lift/launch system chain
Height 94 ft (29 m)
Drop 66 ft (20 m)
Length 2,423 ft (739 m)
Speed 41 mph (66 km/h)
Inversions 4
Duration 1:30
Max vertical angle 53°
G-force 3.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Canyon Blaster at RCDB
Pictures of Canyon Blaster at RCDB

Canyon Blaster is an indoor roller coaster at the Adventuredome theme park in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. It features back-to-back vertical loops and corkscrews, and ends with a helix inside the mountain that takes up a large portion of the park. It is proclaimed as the world's largest indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew coaster.

Canyon Blaster features two six-car trains that seat four passengers in two rows per car. When it originally opened it operated with seven-car trains. In 2001, the trains were re-painted in a dark blue and deep purple heliochrome paint but changed to white and green livery somewhere between 2010 and 2011.

It is the second Arrow coaster to be built for an indoor amusement park. The first was Chicago Loop at the ill-fated Old Chicago in Bolingbrook, Illinois, which is now at Canobie Lake Park as Canobie Corkscrew.

Route and Operation[edit]

The train will depart from the loading zone and get pulled up the lift. After that, the train drops a bit and curves and makes the 66 ft. drop with the double loops and then immediately turns right into the double corkscrews. Then the train goes into the double helix and pulls back in. Just before you do however, you can see the other train parked (if it is not running). Typically a single train is used while the other comes out during busier times.

TV and film appearances[edit]

  • Baby Geniuses - part of fictional "Joyworld" theme park, Sly starts the ride with two scientists on board and restraints still open. Both fall from the ride.
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak (Season 3 Episode "Rollercoaster") - a train "goes through" Criss' body while he stands on the track after the corkscrews and Criss ends up in the front seat.