Specific Type: Galaxi
When an enthusiast thinks about small vintage theme parks, one of the first places to come to mind is Joyland in Texas. This theme park is packed with vintage rides and attractions that give the everyday guest a feel of nostalgia as they walk through the front gate and see the beautiful carousel. One of the three roller coasters included inside the park is the famous Galaxi steel coaster. Galaxi is a prefabricated and mass build coaster built by the now defunct S.D.C. coaster company. This particular coaster was placed in White Swan Park in Pennsylvania in 1971, but in 1989 was relocated to Joyland.
Galaxi is a standard small steel coaster that has a footprint that makes it fit into most any park. The coaster spans a length of 1,099 feet and reaches speeds of up to 31 mph. There is one train on the coaster that consists of 2 cars. Four passengers can sit in one car. Come along with us now as we take a virtual journey on the famous Galaxi coaster at Joyland in Texas.
As you board the train, you pull the lap bar down over your legs and the ride turns right out of the station. The car starts hopping as you wind your way around the rickety steel track. The car reaches the lift hill and ascends to the top reaching the ball box ornament. The coaster turns to the right once more and then drops down and then straight back up. The car then turns to the left and drops once more. There is a small airtime hill next before going into the signature triple banked right helix. After exiting the helices, the coaster does an air time hill straight into another double helix. The coaster just runs the end of the course in an S turn and slowly returns to the station.
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