Jet Star (Knoebels)

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Jet Star
Status Operating
Opening date 1977
General statistics
Type Steel – Family
Manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Jet Star
Height 44.25 ft (13.49 m)
Length 1,765 ft (538 m)
Speed 31.1 mph (50.1 km/h)
Inversions 0
Height restriction 54 in (137 cm)
Jet Star at RCDB
Pictures of Jet Star at RCDB

The "Jet Star" is a steel roller coaster formerly located at Knoebels Amusement Resort. It is a standard production model Schwarzkopf Jet Star, which is a compact ride featuring many small dips and turns. The Jet Star was built for a German carnival operator in 1972. Moved to Astroland on Coney Island for a year before opening at Knoebels in 1977. The Jet Star operated at Knoebels until 1992 when it was replaced by the Whirlwind. After leaving Knoebels it was relocated to Morey's Piers in Wildwood, NJ and then to a small park in France.