Top Thrill Dragster
When Dragster opened, it had lots of auto racing theming. Real Goodyear racing tires, a fake engine, and an aerodynamic spoiler were placed behind the last row of seats. All these were removed from the trains after a few months of operation. Later, a ninth row of seats was added.
This gold train is shown on the transfer track. The launch track is in the foreground. It is equipped with about 125 sets of metal fins. These are raised just after the launch in order to stop the train in case it has a slow launch and rolls back down the forward section of the huge hill.
©2012 by Joel A. Rogers.