Jack Rabbit (Seabreeze)
|Seabreeze Amusement Park|
|Manufacturer||Harry C. Baker|
|Designer||John A. Miller|
|Model||Wooden thrill coaster|
|Track layout||Terrain, Out and Back|
|Height||75 ft (23 m)|
|Drop||75 ft (23 m)|
|Length||2,130 ft (650 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||52°|
|Capacity||1200 riders per hour|
|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 The Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California, superseded it in 1924.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 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.
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.
- "National Amusement Park Historic Association, World's Oldest Operating Roller Coasters". Retrieved 2008-06-21.
- 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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