Screamin' Eagle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsScreamin’ Eagle
|Six Flags St. Louis|
|Opening date||April 10, 1976|
|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)|
|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.
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.
|Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters|
- Designated by the American Coaster Enthusiasts a "Coaster Landmark" on June 21, 2016
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|World's Fastest Roller Coaster
April 1976–June 1978
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