Backlot Stunt Coaster

Name: Backlot Stunt Coaster (2008 – Current)

Original Name: The Italian Job Stunt Track (2005 – 2007)

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.

Fun Fact: The trains used to 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: Backlot Stunt Coaster was originally is themed to Mini Cooper cars from the Paramount movie The Italian Job. The ride has a separate load and unload station. Additionally, it features 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. BLSC features real fire effects created by propane. The buildings for the ride, including the station, were designed by RSL Commercial Architecture. The Italian Job Stunt Track was renamed Backlot Stunt Coaster for the 2008 season.

IJSC Annoucement Day

IJSC Construction

Pictures as Italian Job Stunt Coaster

BLSC Pictures