17 purpose-built stand-up coasters were constructed. The first, King Cobra at Kings Island, was built by TOGO and opened in 1984. The last one built, Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia, was manufactured by B&M and opened in 1999. Of those 17 rides, 13 remain in operation today, but just 11 of them are stll stand-ups since Mantis was converted into the floorless Rougarou in 2015 and Vortex was made into the floorless Patriot in 2017. Five of those stand-up rides that are still running have been relocated to a different amusement park from where they originally were built.
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