Toboggan (Conneaut Lake Park)

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Toboggan
Toboggan (Conneaut Lake Park) 2014.jpg
Conneaut Lake Park
Coordinates 41°38′03″N 80°18′49″W / 41.634141°N 80.313679°W / 41.634141; -80.313679Coordinates: 41°38′03″N 80°18′49″W / 41.634141°N 80.313679°W / 41.634141; -80.313679
Status Removed
Opening date 2002 (2002)
Closing date 2006 (2006)
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Model Toboggan
Height 45 ft (14 m)
Length 450 ft (140 m)
Duration 1:10
Toboggan at RCDB
Pictures of Toboggan at RCDB

Toboggan was a steel roller coaster located at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. Purchased from a previous owner in Texas, the ride opened at the park in 2002, operating until 2006. It was located near the Midway area of the park close to the site of the former Dreamland Ballroom. After standing inactive for nearly a decade, the roller coaster was dismantled and moved into storage following the 2014 season.

The Ride[edit]

Toboggan is a portable roller coaster that was built by Chance Industries from 1969 to the mid-1970s. The coaster features a small vehicle, holding two people, that climbs vertically inside a hollow steel tower then spirals back down around the same tower. There is a small section of track at the base of the tower with a few small dips and two turns to bring the ride vehicle back to the station. Each vehicle has a single rubber tire with a hydraulic clutch braking system that governs the speed of the vehicle as it descends the tower. The rubber tire engages a center rail that begins halfway through the first spiral. The ride stands 45 feet tall with a track length of 450 feet. A typical ride lasts approximately 70 seconds.[1] [2][verification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toboggan (roller coaster)
  2. ^ Chance, Harold (2004). The Book of Chance. Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-9649065-0-1