Glenwood’s New Mountain Coaster Will Leave You Hanging, Literally
If you're like me and absolutely LOVE roller coasters and thrill rides, you are counting the days until you can ride this new roller coaster at Glenwood Springs next year. However, if you don't do well with thrill rides, especially ones on top of a mountain that will pretty much have you straddling the edge of it, this will be fun for you to watch from a safe distance.
According to Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, the company that will be manufacturing this breathtaking custom roller coaster and ride of beauty named Defiance, the coaster will start with a 75 foot vertical hill climb, and briefly slow to a crawl just before the REAL action begins. This crawl and pause is called a “panorama stall" because you will have the opportunity to take in the incredible 360 degree views from just over 7000 feet above sea level.
After the 75-foot climb and the very brief pause at the top, you'll immediately plunge about 110 feet through a ravine. The park is bragging that Defiance will feature the steepest freefall drop in the Western U.S. In fact, Cannibal, a coaster at Lagoon in Utah, has a 116-degree drop.
Oh yeah, another cool feature about this coaster is that it will be a true freefall coaster with no brakes slowing this thing down even a little bit. If you want speed, you'll get it on Defiance.
Twists, turns, banana rolls, free falls all while hanging out on top of a mountain, it sounds and looks incredible. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.
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