Exterminator (roller coaster)

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Exterminator Sign.jpg
Entrance to the attraction.
Coordinates 40°23′22″N 79°52′04″W / 40.389443°N 79.867657°W / 40.389443; -79.867657Coordinates: 40°23′22″N 79°52′04″W / 40.389443°N 79.867657°W / 40.389443; -79.867657
Status Operating
Opening date April 18, 1999
General statistics
Type Steel – Enclosed – Spinning
Manufacturer Reverchon Industries
Designer Reverchon Industries
Model Spinning Coaster
Track layout Wild Mouse
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 42.7 ft (13.0 m)
Length 1,377.9 ft (420.0 m)
Speed 29.1 mph (46.8 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:48 (2:30 including start/stop)
Capacity 900 riders per hour
G-force 2.5
Height restriction 46 in (117 cm)
Trains 9 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Exterminator at RCDB
Pictures of Exterminator at RCDB

The Exterminator is a steel roller coaster located at Kennywood Park, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The ride was developed by Reverchon Industries.

The ride is heavily themed around the concept of the rider as a rat attempting to escape from Kennywood exterminators. The concept is a pun off of the phrase "Wild Mouse roller coaster", which describes this type of coaster, characterized by small cars (4 people/car for Exterminator) and sharp turns. Much of the theming takes place in the line for the ride, which includes such elaborate media as fake news broadcasts, and is usually the park's longest, being usually or beyond a 40-minute wait. The ride is very dark and unique, as the introduction says "unlike any ride you've rode before". The tracks are fast, rough, include a few sudden falls, and end with a fast finale that includes flashing lights, and the car seemingly spinning out of control. Like other spinning wild mouse coasters, the cars face forwards for the first half of the ride, but are free to spin during the second half.

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