Top Thrill Dragster

Here is a view of less than half of the equipment required to launch Top Thrill Dragster's trains from a standstill to 120 miles per hour in four seconds.  The total system uses 4,000 gallons (15,000 liters) of hydraulic fluid!  This building also requires four massive air conditioning units to dissipate the heat created by the four electric motors, the 32 hydraulic motors, and repeated compression of air in the nitrogen tanks, and the friction of the many moving components in the system.

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