Name: Backlot Stunt Coaster
Original Name: The Italian Job Stunt Track
Opened: Spring 2005
Announced: August 12, 2004
Designed by: Premier Rides
Height: 36 feet above ground
Total Stunt Track Elevation Change: 53.3 feet
Maximum Drop: 31.2 feet
Maximum Degree of Banking in Turns: 88 degrees
Overall Dimensions: 56,000 square feet
Track Length: 1.960 feet
Maximum Speed: 40 miles per hour
Time of Ride: 2 minutes
Trains: 3 trains, 3 cars per train, 4 people per car for a maximum capacity of 12 people per train. The trains will feature on-board audio with six surround sound speakers per car as well as other affects such as working headlights and doors. Also, the trains will “fishtail” on some of the turns. Magnets mounted along the track trigger the audio effects on the cars. Each train is a 3/4 scale replica of a BMW Mini Cooper S.
Architectural Work: RSL Commercial Architecture
Horse Power: 1,500
Track Design: Werner Stengel
Hourly Capacity: 800-1000 people per hour.
Location: Coney Mall, on the former site of the Antique Cars and Flying Eagles
Ridership: The Backlot Stunt Coaster has given 3,721,876 rides since 2005, the 36th-most in park history. Its record year was 2009, when 812,426 rides were given. (Numbers through 2009 season)
Miscellaneous: This roller coaster is themed to Mini Cooper cars and Paramount`s the Italian Job. The ride will have a separate load and unload station. Additionally, the ride will feature two LIM launches and a LIM boost. Canada`s Wonderland also debuted The Italian Job: Stunt Track in 2005. The same ride was added to Kings Dominion in 2006. The ride features real fire effects created by propane. The buildings for the ride, including the station, were designed by RSL Commercial Architecture. Italian Job Stunt Track was renamed Backlot Stunt Coaster for the 2008 season.
IJSC Annoucement Day
Pictures as Italian Job Stunt Coaster