The Kemah Boardwalk is a small amusement park and boardwalk area located on the shores of Kemah, Texas, in between Houston and Galveston. The boardwalk area is home to many restaurants, shopping complexes, a hotel, and an amusement park, which will open an all-new wooden roller coaster in the late spring or early summer of 2007.
This new wooden roller coaster will be Kemah Boardwalk’s first roller coaster, and has yet to receive its named. This wooden coaster was designed by the Gravity Group, and will use two, six-car trains from the Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster Co. Martin & Vleminckx Rides LLC is overseeing the project and will also build the ride’s wooden structure.
The Gravity Group designed this compact wooden twister to where it can fit in a footprint that is less than one-acre. This new wooden roller coaster will feature the most crossovers in a single wooden coaster, and will include several tunneled sections.
The western-themed coaster will stand 96 feet tall, have a 92 foot first drop, reach a top-speed of 51 miles per hour, and riders will fly through a layout comprised of 3,236 feet of track. The new wooden coaster is sure to become a popular tourist attraction considering the Kemah Boardwalk draws about 3 million visitors per year.