Specific Type: Wooden
High Roller opened with Valley Fair in 1976. Today it is the oldest roller coaster at the park. While High Roller is not the biggest roller coaster in the world, it sure has gained a lot of fans over the years! High Roller is the all time classic wooden roller coaster.
Riders bored trains sitting 2 across 3 rows per car. There are 4 cars per train. Each train can carry 24 riders at one time. High Roller also has a very high capacity. The coaster was designed by International Amusement Devices and was built by the Rauerhorst Corporation.
After leaving the station riders take a right hand turn and start going up the lift hill. Riders are then lifted 70 feet above the trees. Once at the top High Roller then sends you down its 56 foot first drop. Riders experience airtime while the coaster drops. After the first drop riders are send over a camel-back airtime hill. Going over the top of this hill riders will feel as if they are floating out of their seat.
From there, riders go up again, and make a tight turn to the left. High Roller's turnaround is located near the Route 76 section of the park. After the turn around, riders go into three airtime hills. The airtime featured in these hills make the ride really fun. The ride then goes up and makes an L turn to the left; goes through another bunny hill and finishes by going up into the brake run.
High Roller is not a very tall or fast ride considering today's standards.
High Roller is considered a family roller coaster with a mild thrill rating.'
The next time you are at Valleyfair! make sure you give High Roller a try and put the exclamation point in your day.
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