Premier Rides

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Premier Rides, Inc.
Private company
FoundedU.S. (1995)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Jim Seay
Randy Schmidt
ProductsRoller coasters
Family attractions
Water rides
Observation Wheels & Towers
OwnerJim Seay
Websitepremier-rides.com
Mr. Freeze, a Premier Rides roller coaster.

Premier Rides is an amusement ride manufacturer based in the United States.[1] The company was the first to use Linear Induction Motors (LIMs) on their roller coasters. Jim Seay has been the sole owner and company president since 1996.[2]

List of roller coasters[edit]

As of 2019, Premier Rides has built 36 roller coasters around the world.[3] Several rides were manufactured by their subcontractor Intermountain Lift, Inc.[4] Premier Rides was also the broker involved with the High Roller steel roller coaster at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. However, the ride was manufactured by S&MC.[5]

Name Model Location Country Opened Status Ref
Flight of Fear
Formerly Outer Limits: Flight of Fear
LIM Coaster Kings Dominion United States United States 1996 Operating [6]
Flight of Fear
Formerly Outer Limits: Flight of Fear
LIM Coaster Kings Island United States United States 1996 Operating [7]
Runaway Mountain Steel Coaster Six Flags Over Texas United States United States 1996 Operating [8]
Batman & Robin: The Chiller
LIM Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure United States United States 1997 Removed
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Formerly Mr. Freeze
LIM Coaster Six Flags Over Texas United States United States 1998 Operating [9]
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast
Formerly Mr. Freeze
LIM Coaster Six Flags St. Louis United States United States 1998 Operating [10]
Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness
Formerly BuzzSaw Falls
Water Coaster Silver Dollar City United States United States 1999 Modified by S&S Worldwide [11]
Joker's Jinx LIM Coaster Six Flags America United States United States 1999 Operating [12]
Poltergeist LIM Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas United States United States 1999 Operating [13]
Vonkaputous Water Coaster Linnanmäki Finland Finland 2001 Removed [14]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Coaster Universal Studios Florida United States United States 2004 Operating [15]
Revenge of the Mummy the Ride LIM Coaster Universal Studios Hollywood United States United States 2004 Operating [16]
Back Lot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job: Stunt Track
LIM Coaster Canada's Wonderland Canada Canada 2005 Operating [17]
Backlot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job: Stunt Track
LIM Coaster Kings Island United States United States 2005 Operating [18]
Back Lot Stunt Coaster
Formerly Italian Job Turbo Coaster
LIM Coaster Kings Dominion United States United States 2006 Operating [19]
Crazy Cobra
Formerly Mad Cobra
LIM Coaster Discoveryland
Suzuka Circuit
China China 2006
1998 to 2003
Operating [20]
[21]
Revenge of the Mummy LIM Coaster Universal Studios Singapore Singapore Singapore 2010 Operating [22]
Sky Rocket Sky Rocket I Kennywood United States United States 2010 Operating [23]
Yamaha Racing Coaster LSM Coaster Trans Studio Indoor Theme Park Bandung
inside the Transmart Bandung Supermall
Indonesia Indonesia 2011 Operating [24]
Superman: Ultimate Flight Sky Rocket II Six Flags Discovery Kingdom United States United States 2012 Operating [25]
Unknown
Formerly Speed – The Ride
LIM Coaster Akita Plaza
Sahara Hotel and Casino
United States United States 2012
2000 to 2011
In storage [26]
[27]
Unknown
Formerly Batman & Robin: The Chiller
Dueling LIM Coaster Beto Carrero World
Six Flags Great Adventure
Brazil Brazil 2012
1998 to 2007
Removed [28]
[29]
Deep Space LSM Coaster Adlabs Imagica India India 2013 Operating [30]
Full Throttle Sky Rocket III Six Flags Magic Mountain United States United States 2013 Operating [31]
Sky Scream Sky Rocket II Holiday Park Germany Germany 2014 Operating [32]
Tempesto Sky Rocket II Busch Gardens Williamsburg United States United States 2015 Operating [33]
Zombie Ride Sky Rocket II Bosque Mágico Mexico Mexico 2015 Operating [34]
Phobia Phear Coaster Sky Rocket II Lake Compounce United States United States 2016 Operating [35]
Highway Boat
Formerly Soak'd
Formerly Slippery When Wet
HydroFighter Coaster Sun World Danang Wonders
Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
Vietnam Vietnam 2017
2009
2008
Removed [36]
[37]
Paradise Fall
Formerly Round About
Formerly Maximum RPM!
Revolver Coaster Sun World Danang Wonders
Freestyle Music Park
Hard Rock Park
Vietnam Vietnam 2017
2009
2008
Removed [38]
[39]
Hype Sky Rocket II Särkänniemi Amusement Park Finland Finland 2017 Operating [40]
Sky Rocket Sky Rocket II Chimelong Paradise China China 2017 Operating [41]
Electric Eel Sky Rocket II SeaWorld San Diego United States United States 2018 Operating [42]
Dragonfire LSM Coaster Adventure Island Qatar Qatar 2019 Under construction [43]
West Coast Racers Dueling Launch Coaster Six Flags Magic Mountain United States United States 2019 Under construction [44]
Tigris Sky Rocket II Busch Gardens Tampa United States United States 2019 Operating [45]
[46]
Ice Breaker Template:Sky Rocket SeaWorld Orlando United States United States 2020 Under construction [47]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier Rides". Roller Coaster DataBase. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Premier Rides: People". Archived from the original on September 18, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2007.
  3. ^ Premier Rides - rcdb.com
  4. ^ "Intermountain Lift, Inc. - Specialized Steel Fabrication / Amusement". Archived from the original on October 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "High Roller  (Stratosphere Tower)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flight of Fear  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  7. ^ Marden, Duane. "Flight of Fear  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  8. ^ Marden, Duane. "Runaway Mountain  (Six Flags Over Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast  (Six Flags Over Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  10. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast  (Six Flags St. Louis)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  11. ^ Marden, Duane. "Powder Keg: A Blast in the Wilderness  (Silver Dollar City)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  12. ^ Marden, Duane. "Joker's Jinx  (Six Flags America)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  13. ^ Marden, Duane. "Poltergeist  (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  14. ^ Marden, Duane. "Vonkaputous  (Linnanmäki)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  15. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Florida)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  16. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Hollywood)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  17. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Canada's Wonderland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  19. ^ Marden, Duane. "Backlot Stunt Coaster  (Kings Dominion)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  20. ^ Marden, Duane. "Crazy Cobra  (Discoveryland)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  21. ^ Marden, Duane. "Mad Cobra  (Suzuka Circuit)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  22. ^ Marden, Duane. "Revenge of the Mummy  (Universal Studios Singapore)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  23. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Rocket  (Kennywood)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  24. ^ Marden, Duane. "Yamaha Racing Coaster  (Trans Studio Bandung)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  25. ^ Marden, Duane. "Superman: Ultimate Flight  (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  26. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Akita Plaza)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  27. ^ Marden, Duane. "Speed – The Ride  (Nascar Café)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  28. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Beto Carrero World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  29. ^ Marden, Duane. "Batman & Robin: The Chiller  (Six Flags Great Adventure)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  30. ^ Marden, Duane. "Deep Space  (Adlabs Imagica)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Full Throttle  (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "unknown  (Holiday Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tempesto  (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Zombie Ride  (Bosque Mágico)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Phobia Phear Coaster  (Lake Compounce)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  36. ^ Marden, Duane. "Highway Boat  (Sun World Danang Wonders)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  37. ^ Marden, Duane. "Soak'd  (Freestyle Music Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  38. ^ Marden, Duane. "Paradise Fall  (Sun World Danang Wonders)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  39. ^ Marden, Duane. "Round About  (Freestyle Music Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  40. ^ Marden, Duane. "Hype  (Särkänniemi Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  41. ^ Marden, Duane. "Sky Rocket  (Chimelong Paradise)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  42. ^ Marden, Duane. "Electric Eel  (SeaWorld San Diego)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  43. ^ Marden, Duane. "Dragonfire  (Adventure Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  44. ^ Marden, Duane. "West Coast Racers  (Six Flags Magic Mountain)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  45. ^ Marden, Duane. "Tigris  (Busch Gardens Tampa)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  46. ^ Tatham, Chelsea (September 12, 2018). "Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open new roller coaster 'Tigris' in spring 2019". WTSP. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  47. ^ Marden, Duane. "Ice Breaker  (SeaWorld Orlando)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved July 11, 2015.

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