Galaxi

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Galaxi
GalaxiCoasterCar.jpg
A car from the now-defunct Galaxi at Funtown Splashtown USA
Status In Production
First manufactured 1968
No. of installations 35
Manufacturers S.D.C., Zamperla, Pinfari (Z40 and Z64), D.P.V Rides
Vehicle type train
Vehicles 2
Rows 2
Riders per row 2
Restraint Style Lap Bar
Galaxi at RCDB

Galaxi (also Galaxy) is the common name of a series of mass-produced roller coasters manufactured primarily by Italian company S.D.C, which went bankrupt in 1993.[1] The roller coaster design was first used in the 1970s, and as of 2009, sixteen Galaxi coasters are still in park-based operation, across the North American, European, and Australian continents, with another two "Standing But Not Operating".[2] At least 37 amusement parks are or have previously operated Galaxi coasters; this does not include those owned by funfairs and traveling ride companies.[2]

Layout[edit]

The Galaxi has a track length of 335 m (1,099 ft), with a ride time of 122 seconds and a maximum speed just over 50 km/h (31 mph).[1] The track is steel.[1] Trains consist of two four-seat cars, making 8 passengers per train.[1] The ride is designed to be transportable, and disassembles onto seven trailers.[1]

In Pop Culture[edit]

In the season 4 CSI episode "Turn of the Screws", the subject of the main investigation is a Galaxi coaster. A sabotaged train with five passengers derailed and landed in a nearby carpark, killing the riders and revealing the body of a park employee hidden in the trunk of a car.[3] The Galaxi used for filming was Screaming Mummy at Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom.[4][5]

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