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Screamin’ Eagle
Screamin Eagle, Six Flags St. Louis.jpg
Six Flags St. Louis
Park section Illinois
Coordinates 38°30′59″N 90°40′34″W / 38.51639°N 90.67611°W / 38.51639; -90.67611Coordinates: 38°30′59″N 90°40′34″W / 38.51639°N 90.67611°W / 38.51639; -90.67611
Status Operating
Opening date April 10, 1976; 45 years ago (April 10, 1976)
Cost $3,000,000 (1976)
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Designer John C. Allen
Track layout Out and back
Height 110 ft (34 m)
Drop 92 ft (28 m)
Length 3,872 ft (1,180 m)
Speed 62 mph (100 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Screamin’ Eagle at RCDB
Pictures of Screamin’ Eagle at RCDB

Screamin' Eagle is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. When it opened on April 10, 1976 for America's Bicentennial celebration, Guinness World Records listed it as the largest coaster at 110 feet (34 m) high and as the fastest coaster at 62 mph (100 km/h). The ride is a modified 'L'-Shaped Out And Back. The Screamin' Eagle was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters and was the last coaster designed by the renowned John Allen, who was a historic designer of roller coasters. Allen believed a coaster should inspire awe, not only from a ride full of thrills, but also from its magnificent beauty. Originally Allen wanted to design a coaster to replace the Comet at Chain of Rocks Amusement Park, but lack of funds prevented him from doing such. The Screamin' Eagle is reminiscent of the Comet, mirroring its L-shape, but to a much larger scale.

Renovations

In 1990, the trains were replaced, the turns banked and a double up hill was removed from a section of the track..from 2003-2006 the Screamin’ Eagle received significant repairs such as painting, re-tracking and replacing of the control panel.

Awards

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 2008 2009 2016
Ranking 48 40 39
  • Designated by the American Coaster Enthusiasts a "Coaster Landmark" on June 21, 2016
Preceded by
Coney Island Cyclone
World's Fastest Roller Coaster
April 1976–June 1978
Succeeded by
Colossus
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