Jack Rabbit (Seabreeze)

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Jack Rabbit
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Coordinates 43°13′54″N 77°32′36″W / 43.231552°N 77.543231°W / 43.231552; -77.543231Coordinates: 43°13′54″N 77°32′36″W / 43.231552°N 77.543231°W / 43.231552; -77.543231
Status Operating
Opening date 1920
Cost $18,000,000
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Harry C. Baker
Designer John A. Miller
Model Wooden thrill coaster
Track layout Terrain, Out and Back
Lift/launch system chain
Height 75 ft (23 m)
Drop 75 ft (23 m)
Length 2,130 ft (650 m)
Speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Duration 1:55
Max vertical angle 52°
Capacity 1200 riders per hour
G-force 4.67
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Jack Rabbit at RCDB
Pictures of Jack Rabbit at RCDB

Jack Rabbit is an "out and back" wooden roller coaster located at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Irondequoit, New York. At its opening in 1920, it was the fastest roller coaster in the world. The Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California, superseded it in 1924. Jack Rabbit is the fourth oldest operating roller coaster in the world[1] and the second oldest in the USA. The oldest, Leap-The-Dips in Altoona, Pennsylvania, was closed from 1985 to 1999, making Jack Rabbit the oldest continuously operating coaster in the country.[2]

Jack Rabbit has been described as a hard ride to learn to operate; there are several brake levers, and it takes a while to learn the proper timing and sequence to accurately stop the train at the platform.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "National Amusement Park Historic Association, World's Oldest Operating Roller Coasters". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  2. ^ Greenberg, Peter (August 7, 2010). "Five Best Roller Coasters in the U.S." CBS News.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2010. 

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