Megafobia

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Megafobia
Megafobia-1.jpg
Megafobia
Oakwood Theme Park
Coordinates 51°46′51″N 4°48′20″W / 51.7807°N 4.8056°W / 51.7807; -4.8056Coordinates: 51°46′51″N 4°48′20″W / 51.7807°N 4.8056°W / 51.7807; -4.8056
Status Operating
Opening date 30 April 1996
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Designer Dennis McNulty, Larry Bill
Track layout Twister
Height 85 ft (26 m)
Length 2,956 ft (901 m)
Speed 48 mph (77 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 100 Seconds
Max vertical angle 55°
Acceleration +2.75g (25 m/s)
G-force 2.75
Height restriction 120 cm (3 ft 11 in)
Megafobia at RCDB
Pictures of Megafobia at RCDB

Megafobia is a wooden roller coaster located at Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. It was built in 1996 by Custom Coasters International, who wanted a ride to showcase their company in Europe. Megafobia features a twister style layout. It is often ranked in the top 10 wooden roller coasters in the world.

Megafobia was the first white-knuckle attraction to be installed at the Oakwood Theme Park (then Oakwood Leisure Park) in West Wales and transformed the park's fortunes from a small family leisure park to a major UK theme park.

On April 30, 2016 it celebrated 20 Years at Oakwood.

Awards[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking 5[1] 10[2] 9[3] 10[4] 9[5] 9[6] 14[7] 13[8] 24[9] 25[10] 22[11] 25[12] 30[13] 20[14] 27[15] 30[16] 33[17] 27[18]

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