Evel Knievel Coaster @ Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis will Introduce Evel Knievel Coaster in 2008
Evel KnievelSix Flags St. Louis will follow up this year’s Tony Hawk’s Big Spin coaster with its second new roller coaster in 2 years. In 2008, they will introduce their ninth coaster named after the daredevil Evel Knievel. Great Coasters International has designed the wooden twister that’s reminiscent of the Wildcat at Hersheypark and Roar at Six Flags America.

I think naming the coaster after Evel Knievel is aEvel Kneivel Roller Coaster Layout bit of weird choice. The coaster doesn’t really fit the daredevil’s insane jumps and I doubt many kids under 20 will know who Knievel is. One look at the layout reminds me of the Wildcat at Hersheypark. Hopefully Evel Knievel will offer a smoother ride for longer than just its first five or six years unlike Roar and Wildcat.

Evel Knievel Roller Coaster Stats
Length: 2700′
Height: 82′
Drop: 80′
Speed: 50 mph
Cost: $7,000,000

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