XLR-8 featured two lift hills and plenty of near misses with trees.  With three thousand feet of track, it was the longest of the ten Arrow suspended coasters.  The coaster had a height of 81 feet, but the longest drop was only 52 feet.  The maximum speed was less than 45 miles per hour.   In 2004, it was repainted with orange track and dark blue supports.

In late 2002, the rearmost four cars were turned around.  This was the first time anyone could ride facing backward on an Arrow suspended coaster. 

XLR-8 Coaster at AstroWorld

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