Greased Lightnin'

These shuttle loops were the first "launched" coasters.  Greased Lightnin' used a 35-ton weight that was dropped to provide the acceleration force.  Later shuttle loops had a large spinning flywheel to provide the momentum to launch the train.

Greezed Lightnin' -- Tidal Wave

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