Spider (roller coaster)

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Spider
Lagoon Adventure 1 004.jpg
Lagoon
Coordinates 40°59′04″N 111°53′42″W / 40.98444°N 111.89500°W / 40.98444; -111.89500Coordinates: 40°59′04″N 111°53′42″W / 40.98444°N 111.89500°W / 40.98444; -111.89500
Status Operating
Opening date April 2003 (2003-04)
Cost USD 3,000,000
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning
Manufacturer Maurer Söhne
Model Xtended SC 2000
Height 50.83 ft (15.49 m)
Length 1,391.08 ft (424.00 m)
Speed 37.3 mph (60.0 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:10
Max vertical angle 50°
Capacity 930 riders per hour
Height restriction 46 in (117 cm)
Trains 8 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Spider at RCDB
Pictures of Spider at RCDB

The Spider is a steel spinning roller coaster made by Maurer Söhne of Germany. The ride is located at the Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah. The Spider was installed at Lagoon in 2003,[1] but shut down on opening day due to a wheel malfunction.[citation needed] The ride re-opened one week later and has been running regularly since.[citation needed]

The Spider features spinning ride vehicles that can seat two sets of two passengers, facing in opposite directions.[1] The vehicles feature the name of "The Spider and the Fly" for that was what this coaster was going to be named. During development of this ride, the named was shortened to "The Spider" because of unknown reasons. The spinning vehicles were already painted before the name change, thus has the developing name.

In the 2016 season, Spider was repainted and the cement below the coaster was replaced. The Spiders track was repainted red and black as opposed to respectively, pink and purple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Spider  (Lagoon)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 4 October 2010.