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Galaxi
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A car from the now-defunct Galaxi at Funtown Splashtown USA
Status In Production
First manufactured 1968
No. of installations 35
Manufacturers S.D.C., Zamperla, Pinfari (Z40 and Z64), D.P.V Rides
Vehicle type train
Vehicles 2
Rows 2
Riders per row 2
Restraint Style Lap Bar
Galaxi at RCDB

Galaxi (also Galaxy) is the common name of a series of mass-produced roller coasters manufactured primarily by Italian company S.D.C, which went bankrupt in 1993. The roller coaster design was first used in the 1970s, and as of 2009, sixteen Galaxi coasters are still in park-based operation, across the North American, European, and Australian continents, with another two "Standing But Not Operating". At least 37 amusement parks are or have previously operated Galaxi coasters; this does not include those owned by funfairs and traveling ride companies.

Layout

The Galaxi has a track length of 335 m (1,099 ft), with a ride time of 122 seconds and a maximum speed just over 50 km/h (31 mph). The track is steel. Trains consist of two four-seat cars, making 8 passengers per train. The ride is designed to be transportable, and disassembles onto seven trailers.

In Pop Culture

In the season 4 CSI episode "Turn of the Screws", the subject of the main investigation is a Galaxi coaster. A sabotaged train with five passengers derailed and landed in a nearby parking lot, killing the riders and revealing the body of a park employee hidden in the trunk of a car.

Appearances

Galaxi Coaster (33514421022)
Galaxi at Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach, Maine. (2017)
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