Spacely's Sprocket Rockets

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Spacely's Sprocket Rockets
Spaceley's Sprocket Rocket.jpg
Spaceley's Sprocket Rockets
Six Flags Great America
Park section Yukon Territory - Camp Cartoon
Coordinates 42°22′01″N 87°55′52″W / 42.366897°N 87.931116°W / 42.366897; -87.931116Coordinates: 42°22′01″N 87°55′52″W / 42.366897°N 87.931116°W / 42.366897; -87.931116
Status Operating
Opening date 1998
General statistics
Type Steel – Junior
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Junior Coaster (207m)
Height 27.9 ft (8.5 m)
Drop 18.0 ft (5.5 m)
Length 679.2 ft (207.0 m)
Speed 21.7 mph (34.9 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 0:44
Capacity 780 riders per hour
Height restriction 36 in (91 cm)
Trains Single train with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.
Must transfer from wheelchair
Spacely's Sprocket Rockets at RCDB
Pictures of Spacely's Sprocket Rockets at RCDB

Spacely's Sprocket Rockets is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. This is a junior coaster with a height restriction of only 36 inches (910 mm). It is a Vekoma "roller-skater" model roller coaster. It is located in the Camp Cartoon section of the park, in Yukon Territory, as the headline attraction. It is themed to The Jetsons.

Spaceleys is the second junior-coaster built at the park. The first, was a Bradley & Kaye Little Dipper named Gulf Coaster, however it only operated in the 1976 season. Fires and other issues forced the park to close it.

Incidents[edit]

On August 16, 2006, a girl collapsed in the Camp Cartoon Network section after riding the roller coaster. She would later be pronounced dead due to heart failure, but an autopsy showed that she died of a congenital heart condition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahern, Sheila; Susnjara, Bob (2006-08-18). "Girl who died at Six Flags had heart defects". Daily Herald. p. 3.