The Bobs (roller coaster)
|Riverview Park (Chicago)|
|Manufacturer||Frank Prior and Fredrick Church|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||87 ft (27 m)|
|Drop||85 ft (26 m)|
|Length||3,235 ft (986 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Capacity||1200 riders per hour|
|The Bobs at RCDB
Pictures of The Bobs at RCDB
The Bobs was a wooden roller coaster located at Riverview Park in Chicago, Illinois. It was built in 1924 and was demolished with the rest of the park in 1967. The Bobs was built by Frank Prior and Fred Church at a cost of $80,000. The Bobs had a maximum height of 87 feet (27 m), a drop of 85 feet (26 m), and reached speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 km/h).
A modernized version called Raging Wolf Bobs was located at the now defunct Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio, thought it was not considered as intense as the original. A rollback accident that occurred on the ride resulted in a season-long closure. The Bobs was immortalized in American humorist Jean Shepherd's broadcast on August 26, 1967.
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