Greased Lightnin'

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, California, USA)

Removed, In Storage from 2003 to 2006

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Schwarzkopf
Model: Shuttle Loop / Weight Drop

Track layout: Shuttle Loop
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Statistics

Length:863 ft
Height:137.8 ft
Inversions:1
Speed:57 mph
Duration:0:30
Max Vertical Angle:70°
Elements:Weight Drop Launch
Loop
Capacity:1,300 riders per hour

Details

Relocations:California's Great America as Greased Lightnin'
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Greased Lightnin'
Categories:Shuttle
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Facts:After the 2002 season Paramount's Great America announced they had sold Greased Lightnin' to Wieland Schwarzkopf and that it would be transported back to Germany.  As the Greased Lightnin' was trucked away from PGA, it didn't head to port, but north to Six Flags Marine World where it was unloaded in the parking lot.  Many people claimed this was a staging area prior to heading back to Germany.  This proved not to be true as the Greased Lightnin' is still at Six Flags Marine World.

It is pretty clear that Six Flags Corporation (not necessarily the Marine World park) has purchased the Greased Lightnin'.  The unusual move is thought to be because Six Flags purchased the Greased Lightnin' from Wieland Schwarzkopf and there was no point in sending it back to Germany.  Rather than send the trucks to port, they were sent to Six Flags Marine World where the ride will be stored until  it finds its new home.

During the 2005/2006 off-season track parts of the Greased Lightnin' were sent to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and used as spare parts on their Greezed Lightnin'.  So it appears this Schwarzkopf Shuttle loop has become a parts donor.
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