Here is the history of the ten suspended roller coasters built by Arrow Dynamics.

  1. 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.
  2. Big Bad Wolf (1984-2009) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  3. XLR-8 (1984-2005) at Six Flags AstroWorld
  4. Iron Dragon (1987-present) at Cedar Point
  5. Ninja (1988-present) at Six Flags Magic Mountain
  6. Vampire (1990-present) at Chessington World of Adventures in England. It received some new track and new floorless Vekoma trains in 2002.
  7. Vortex (1991-present) is seen here
  8. Hayabusa (1992-2005) at Tokyo SummerLand in Japan
  9. Eagle Fortress (1992-2009) at Everland in South Korea. It was eventually demolished in 2015.
  10. 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!

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