Ozark Wildcat

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Ozark Wildcat
Ozark Wildcat.jpg
Celebration City
Coordinates 36°39′03″N 93°17′38″W / 36.650879°N 93.293839°W / 36.650879; -93.293839Coordinates: 36°39′03″N 93°17′38″W / 36.650879°N 93.293839°W / 36.650879; -93.293839
Status Removed
Opening date May 1, 2003 (2003-05-01)
Closing date October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)
Cost US$4,000,000
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Height 80 ft (24 m)
Length 2,600 ft (790 m)
Speed 45 mph (72 km/h)
Duration 1:30
Trains 2 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Ozark Wildcat at RCDB
Pictures of Ozark Wildcat at RCDB

Ozark Wildcat was a wooden roller coaster at the now-defunct Celebration City amusement park in Branson, Missouri. Manufactured by Great Coasters International, the roller coaster opened to the public on May 1, 2003. After only six seasons, Ozark Wildcat permanently closed on October 25, 2008, along with the rest of Celebration City. In October 2015, Herschend Family Entertainment announced that the roller coaster would be removed. It was demolished on December 15, 2015, and its trains were sold to Dollywood.

Rider Experience[edit]

Once riders were carried out of the station, they entered a slow helix turn and the train went up into the chain lift. After the lift, a short dip was followed by a steep helix turn-drop. Many bunny-hops provided plenty of "air-time" while the padded seats of the coaster still provided a smooth ride. A large, fast, helix and a sudden drop proclaimed the final act before the train rolled into the train shack, turned 90 degrees to the right, and entered the loading station. The safety restraints automatically released, and after detaching precautionary seat belts, riders were free to exit the ride.

Awards[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ranking 26[1] 21[2] 16[3] 20[4] 18[5] 20[6] 36[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 10–11B. September 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 14–15B. September 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 22–23B. September 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 30–31B. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 11 (6.2): 42–43. September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 12 (6.2): 42–43. September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 13 (6.2): 38–39. September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 

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