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The Gravity Group and Six Flags Great Escape revealed the ride vehicle for new coaster, The Bobcat

Here on the show floor at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Six Flags Great Escape has revealed the ride vehicle for new coaster, The Bobcat.


WHAT:               From November 13 – 17, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

The Gravity Group and Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, unveiled the ride vehicle for The Bobcat, a new wooden coaster opening at the park in 2024.


Jason Freeman, Six Flags’ corporate vice president of operations, public safety, engineering and maintenance, put on display the themed vehicle and says Six Flags was excited to launch this new family ride next year.


WHAT:               From November 13 – 17, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

“Rides need to have distinct personalities, and we want this ride to have a distinct personality," says Korey Kiepert, engineer and principal at The Gravity Group. “Bobcats are small but they’re feisty. This will be the first coaster in where all of the track will be our new track, for which we received a patent about a month ago.”


This engineered track, precut by The Gravity Group on precision CNC equipment, is designed to be up to 30 times stronger than a traditional wooden coaster track. The ride design company says The Bobcat will have modern trains that can comfortably negotiate the circuit’s tight turns.


WHAT:               From November 13 – 17, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

The new coaster will take riders 55 feet into the air and reach a top speed of 40 mph. Guests at least 42 inches tall will be able to experience the ride, which rolls along more than 1,400 feet of track.



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