Twist n' Shout

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Twist n' Shout
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Twist n' Shout on its Vertical Loop element.
Loudoun Castle
Coordinates 55°36′37″N 4°22′08″W / 55.61039°N 4.36886°W / 55.61039; -4.36886Coordinates: 55°36′37″N 4°22′08″W / 55.61039°N 4.36886°W / 55.61039; -4.36886
Status Removed
Opening date April 2003 (2003-04)
Closing date 2010 (2010)
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Silverarrow
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 60.7 ft (18.5 m)
Length 1,817.6 ft (554.0 m)
Speed 41 mph (66 km/h)
Inversions 1
Duration 1:48
Capacity 1500 riders per hour
Trains 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Twist n' Shout at RCDB
Pictures of Twist n' Shout at RCDB

Twist n' Shout is a steel looping roller coaster located at Loudoun Castle Theme Park in Galston, south-west Scotland.

It opened in 2003 as a part of the new rides line-up brought in by new owner Henk Bembom. Twist n' Shout remained one of the most popular rides in the park until its closure in 2010. For the 2007 season, the trains were given a "mine train" theme.

The ride was previously located at Camelot Theme Park and Dreamland Margate, both of whom rented it from Loudoun Castle's owner. The ride was designed by Anton Schwarzkopf as one of his Silverarrow model looping coasters. Only three of these were ever built: Twist n' Shout, Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in America, and the other is said to be in a travelling funfair in Africa.

After the 2010 season, Twist n' Shout closed with the park. It is currently standing but not operating, and is listed for sale through amusement ride reseller Ital International.[1]

Layout and model information[edit]

Twist n' Shout has a fairly simple and twisted layout involving a single vertical loop as the signature element. After the train is carried 60 feet into the air, riders twist down a drop and pass through the single vertical loop element. Following the loop, the train goes through a pretzel turnaround and threads the vertical loop. The train circles around a 900° helix and enters the brake run.

Twist n' Shout is one of only 3 remaining Silver Arrow Coasters designed by Anton Schwarzkopf - the other two being, Scorpion at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida and Looping Star which is part of a travelling funfair called "Magic World" in Africa.

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