Here is the history of the ten suspended roller coasters built by
- Bat (1981-1983) at Kings Island -- This was the
prototype suspended coaster and it was plagued with mechanical problems. It was torn down in early 1985.
Big Bad Wolf (1984-2009) at
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
XLR-8 (1984-2005) at
Six Flags AstroWorld
Iron Dragon (1987-present) at
- Ninja (1988-present) at
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Vampire (1990-present) at Chessington World of Adventures
in England. It received some new track and new floorless
Vekoma trains in 2002.
- Vortex (1991-present) is seen here
- Hayabusa (1992-2005) at Tokyo SummerLand in Japan
Eagle Fortress (1992-2009) at Everland in South Korea. It was eventually demolished in 2015.
Bat (1993-present) at
Kings Island. Ride was formerly
Top Gun and
Flight Deck. It is the
second suspended coaster named Bat at this park!
©2020 Joel A. Rogers.