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Greezed Lightnin' was a steel shuttle loop roller coaster located in Western Junction at Six Flags AstroWorld. It opened in 1978, and closed with the rest of the park after AstroWorld's final day of operation on October 30, 2005.

History[]

In 1978, Greezed Lightnin' opened in the Western Junction section of the park. It was the first attraction to be installed outside of the park's railroad train tracks and it also had a blue track. Montezooma's Revenge (now known as MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress) also opened at Knott's Berry Farm in 1978.

On October 30, 2005, AstroWorld closed its doors permanently, and Greezed Lightnin' closed with the park. In 2006, it was to be relocated to Joyland Amusement Park in Lubbock, Texas but it was cancelled due to the park's unstable ground. The ride was kept in Joyland's storage until 2012, when it was relocated again to Cliff's Amusement Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where it has remained in storage until 2018-2019. There was even a rumor where the coaster would be reopening in Grand Texas (an upcoming almost finished new theme park in New Caney Texas) where it would have its same name, but this also never commenced. Greezed Lightnin's trains were reused on Silver Bullet at Frontier City. The rest of the ride has since been chucked into a scrapyard. As of today, there are only 4 Flywheel Shuttle loops (two of which are in the United States) that still exist.

Ride experience[]

The ride starts when the train goes through a Flywheel Launch which catapults the train from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds into an 80-ft vertical loop. After going through the vertical loop, it hits a 138-ft vertical spike, and then it falls backwards into the vertical loop again. The train goes through the station, until it goes up an another vertical spike. Finally, the train slows down and goes back to the station.

Trivia[]

There was an another Greezed Lightnin' at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. It operated from 2003 to 2009. The differences are it has a green track, a weight drop launch and a 0-57 mph launch in 6 seconds. The coaster first operated as Tidal Wave at Six Flags Great America from 1978 to 1991 and relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia as Viper, where it operated at the park from 1995 to 2001.

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