V2: Vertical Velocity

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California, USA)

Operating since 6/22/2002

Roller Coaster · Steel · Inverted · Extreme

Make: Intamin AG
Model: Other / Twisted Impulse Coaster

Statistics

Length:630 ft
Height:150 ft
Inversions:0
Speed:65 mph
Max Vertical Angle:90°
Capacity:900 riders per hour

Details

Former status:Operated from 6/8/2001 to 2001
Categories:
Lift / Launch System:LIM
Trains:Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders.
Facts:V2 was closed for the start of the 2002 season while it was modified to be 150 feet tell. There is a 150 foot height limitation imposed by the city (the V2 was about 186 feet tall).  This explains the mystery why the press releases claimed 150 feet tall for the V2 while other Six Flags parks with identical roller coasters advertised about 186 feet tall.  I guess someone from the city noticed it was a bit taller than advertised.  So, the forward tower was changed from 90 degree vertical tower to 45 degree inclined tower.  The rear tower is still vertical, but shortened to 150 feet.

V2: Vertical Velocity - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California, USA)

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V2: Vertical Velocity - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California, USA)