The Great White (Morey's Piers) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Great White
The Great White taken from boardwalk
|Park section||Adventure Pier|
|Opening date||June 10, 1996|
|Manufacturer||Custom Coasters International|
|Designer||Custom Coasters International|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift|
|Height||110 ft (34 m)|
|Drop||100 ft (30 m)|
|Length||3,300 ft (1,000 m)|
|Speed||50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||50°|
|Capacity||1200 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|The Great White at RCDB
Pictures of The Great White at RCDB
The Great White is a sit-down wooden/steel roller coaster made and built by the now defunct Custom Coasters International.
It has been operating since June 10, 1996 and has 2 trains from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
The ride starts by dropping into a tunnel beneath the boardwalk. After exiting the tunnel, the ride climbs up the 110-foot lift hill before dropping 100 feet at a 50-degree-angle, reaching a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). The ride then goes off the boardwalk and towards the beach.
This ride was built over the beach because Morey's Piers ran out of room on the pier. The ride lacks drive tires, as the downward slope of the station run is enough to propel the train in the station. This ride is being constantly checked out by inspectors and has its track replaced frequently. This is one of the three 100+ feet coasters at Morey's and the only one that is a hybrid coaster. The ride has been retracked by Martin & Vleminckx.
The coaster will be receiving new trains for 2021.
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