Specific Type: Loop & Corkscrew
Great Escape located in Queenbury, New York has always been known for its coaster thrills and the one ride that you cannot miss visually is Steamin’ Demon. The classic Arrow looping coaster is located right in the front of the park and stands out with its orange and blue track and supports. Steamin Demon was built in the park in 1984 and was the first ride that was built after Story Town USA changed its name to Great Escape. This was not Steamin’ Demon’s first location. The coaster was originally built in Ponchartrain Beach and was known as Ragin Cajun. The ride was built in a time when Arrow was building many of these early loopers. Many of these rides have been torn down and disassembled over the years.
Steamin’ Demon only is able to run one train because of the shortness of the ride. The coaster maxes out at a length of 1,565 feet and has a height of 95 feet. The ride lasts a very short 37 seconds and reaches a speed of up to 45mph. Below, you will find a point of view writing of the coaster ride. Enjoy!
Riders enter the queue area and head up the concrete paths to the concrete station that is very standard of many Arrow stations. As riders board the blue train, they sit down, pull the OTSR over them and get ready to ride. The train pulls out of the station, slowly turns to the right behind the station and reaches the lift chain. The train travels to a height of 95 feet and after the slow crawl to the top, the train goes down a false drop and turns to the right. The train reaches the actual drop and descends into the signature loop. As the train exits the loop, she then banks to the right and enters the double corkscrew. The train exits the corkscrew, does a complete 180 and heads towards the brake run. The short 37 second ride is over just like that.
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