This roller coaster is themed after a griffin, the mythological half-lion/half-eagle creature. The spelling is believed to be a French spelling.
Griffon replaced the LeMans Raceway ride, the antique car ride that operated from the park's opening in 1975 until 2006. Each car, which had an eight-horsepower engine, traveled nearly 200,000 miles around the tracks in the three decades in which the ride operated.
©2018 by Joel A. Rogers.