Specific Type: Wooden
Don’t let the name fool you, Jack Rabbit is not the name of a cute kids ride. The Jack Rabbit has speed, hops, and agility. The Jack Rabbit also has an interesting history that starts in 1920. This historic coaster was designed by John A. Miller an early pioneer that designed many features that allowed roller coasters to really go fast, and held over 100 patents on coaster components. He led the way to allow modern coasters to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, and inspired those that came after him by designing about 140 roller coasters. The Jack Rabbit is a collection of records, when it was first opened it was the fastest roller coaster in the world at 50 MPH. The longevity of Jack Rabbit is celebrated as well; it is the fourth oldest coaster in the world, second oldest in the US, & the longest continuously operated roller coaster in the US. Since it has such historic significance it was honored by ACE as a Coaster Landmark. One innovation that has allowed this coaster and countless others that came after were under friction wheels, this coaster is the oldest to have this technology, allowed for steeper drops, wilder maneuvers, and more speed without the fear of the train coming off the tracks.
Guests to Seabreeze approach the Jack Rabbit station and are greeted by a classic station and with a large white scalloped sign that says Jack Rabbit, with hand painted rabbits on both sides. The trains currently used were built by Morgan and are five cars long with two seats abreast in two rows. The lap bars are locked and the train dispatches the station and climbs the 75 foot tall lift hill. At the very top the trains pass below a sign that says Jack Rabbit and is illuminated at night. The train dives down the main drop right down to the ground hugging the terrain and reach the maximum speed. The Jack Rabbit jumps right back up with two large airtime hills before rising a third time and going around a turn around. The train drops into a double down and cuts through the structure and is followed up by three more airtime hills. The ride picks up speed again as it starts spinning into a helix, as the track starts to turn the train descends into darkness as a tunnel hides the finale of the ride. Turning disoriented into the darkness and then an unexpected drop before returning the riders to the brake run. Everyone knows…….
The Jack Rabbit is FAST FAST FAST
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