Renegade (roller coaster)

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Renegade
Renegade 1st Drop.jpg
Twisting 1st Drop
Valleyfair
Coordinates 44°48′03″N 93°27′40″W / 44.80083°N 93.46111°W / 44.80083; -93.46111Coordinates: 44°48′03″N 93°27′40″W / 44.80083°N 93.46111°W / 44.80083; -93.46111
Status Operating
Opening date May 12, 2007
Cost $6,500,000 USD
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Track layout Out and Back, Twister
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 97.5 ft (29.7 m)
Drop 91.4 ft (27.9 m)
Length 3,113 ft (949 m)
Speed 51.3 mph (82.6 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
Max vertical angle 66°
Capacity 850 riders per hour
G-force 3.9
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
Renegade at RCDB
Pictures of Renegade at RCDB

Renegade is a wood roller coaster at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota that was designed by Great Coasters International. It was one of the first coasters built by Great Coasters International to use their Millennium Flyer trains, which are designed to give a smoother ride. Renegade's layout is a combination of an Out and Back roller coaster and a Twister roller coaster.

Overview[edit]

Renegade stands 97.5 feet (29.7 m) tall with a first hill and ride maximum drop of 91 feet (28 m) at a maximum speed of 51.3 mph (82.6 km/h). The track is 3,113 feet (949 m) long, resulting in a ride time of approximately two minutes. The track was built at a cost of approximately $6.5 million. Two trains, consisting of 24 seats, accommodate 850 riders per hour.

This coaster has two rare features: the initial first drop and a high-speed station fly-by. The first hill of this coaster features an S-shaped drop. It initially goes down in one direction and at half-way twists in the opposite direction. Before the train comes back to the station it does a final high speed fly-by of the loading station. Since its opening, it is one of the most popular rides at Valleyfair.

It was featured on Discovery Channel's Build It Bigger program on July 10, 2007.

Rankings[edit]

Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[1]
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 19 26 26 18 24 19 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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