Firefall (ride)

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Firefall
California's Great America
Area All American Corners
Coordinates 37°23′48.45″N 121°58′21.71″W / 37.3967917°N 121.9726972°W / 37.3967917; -121.9726972Coordinates: 37°23′48.45″N 121°58′21.71″W / 37.3967917°N 121.9726972°W / 37.3967917; -121.9726972
Status Closed
Cost US$2,000,000
Opening date May 17, 2008 (2008-05-17)
Closing date October 30, 2016
Geauga Lake
Status Relocated
Opening date 1993
Closing date 2007
General statistics
Attraction type Top Spin
Manufacturer HUSS Park Attractions
Model Suspended Top Spin
Height 60 ft (18 m)
Drop 60 ft (18 m)
Duration 1:36
Height restriction 55–77 in (140–196 cm)
Previous names Texas Twister at Geauga Lake
Fast Lane available

Firefall was a Top Spin located at California's Great America. Manufactured by HUSS Park Attractions, the ride was originally located at Geauga Lake under the name Texas Twister. It was the first of its kind in North America. Upon the park's closing, the ride was relocated to its sister park, California's Great America, where it reopened in 2008.[1] When it was moved, its original ride program was slightly modified.

The ride featured a wall of water fountains which rose in front of the vehicle as it swung, giving the illusion that riders may get wet. Its finale sequence featured the bubbling water via pneumatic devices before catching on fire through the use of methane gas. The ride was set to the same soundtrack composed for The Crypt at Kings Dominion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Sandy (August 3, 2011). "Amusement Parks In Northern California: A Huffington Post Travel Guide". Retrieved August 7, 2017. 

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