Mountain Speedway

Crystal Palace Park (Galveston, Texas, USA)

Removed, Operated from 1911 or earlier to 1961

Roller CoasterWoodSit Down

Track layout: Figure Eight



Categories:Side Friction
Trains:Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per car.
Facts:Oblong figure-8 coaster with 5 levels of track at its southern curve and 4 levels at its northern. There were 12 drops plus a couple of little dips near the end.
The height of this roller coaster is estimated at 65 feet -- making it one of the largest, if not the largest side friction roller coaster ever built.
The Mountain Speedway was in the process of being dismantled on April 19th, 1961 and was mentioned as being an area landmark for more than 50 years.
Location:The roller coaster was located behind the Buccaneer Hotel which was imploded on New Year's day 1999.

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