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The Great American Scream Machine

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The Place
  Six Flags Great Adventure - Jackson, New Jersey USA
  "The Mother of all Coaster Parks"

The Stats

Track Type Year Manufacturer
Steel Freeform, Looper 1989 Arrow Dynamics Inc
Ride Statistics
Height: 173 feet Max Drop: 155 feet
Top Speed: 68 mph Track Length: 3,800 feet
Rider Capacity: 1680 per hour Max G-Force:
Inversions: 7 Ride Time: 2:20 minutes
Avg Speed: Angle of Descent:
Number of Cars: Length of Train:
Restraints: Horsecollar Number of Trains: 3
Cars per Train: 7 Vehicles Designed by: Arrow

The Experience

* Arrangement: Riders are arranged 2 across, 4 seats per car for a total of 28 riders per train.
* Notes: One of the largest looping coasters ever built in its time. SFGadv added much larger 12" wheels in 1996 to improve the ride.
* Structure: Patriotic red, white, blue trains respectively with opposite color trim & stars. Red track with white column supports.
* Elements: First drop is 155 feet. There are 3 inversions including 3 vertical loops, boomerang loop, and a double corkscrew.
* Features: Left banking turn into the mid braking station; this disorients you & makes your head spin, leaving you truly vulnerable for what lies ahead. Photos are snapped at the base of the next vertical loop.

The Verdict
As rough as can be expected from an older arrow design, but this one really holds up. Very fun and exciting.
I rate it 6 Star's

I went on the Great American Scream Machine. It was so beautiful and scary. The first drop in very scary but not as scary as the first up-side-down loop is. I didn't even know it was coming. It was awesome. I was looking straight into the camera when it was taking pictures and I smiled. I still have the picture of me on the Great American Scream Machine and I'm the only one looking in the camera and smiling. I am counting days until I go to Six Flags Great Adventure again. I can't wait.
- SeXyGuRL3k, USA

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