Desert Storm (roller coaster)

Desert Storm
Desert Storm - Castles N Coasters.jpg
Location Castles N' Coasters
Coordinates 33°34′19″N 112°07′08″W / 33.571848°N 112.118752°W / 33.571848; -112.118752Coordinates: 33°34′19″N 112°07′08″W / 33.571848°N 112.118752°W / 33.571848; -112.118752
Status Operating
Opened 1992 (1992)
Type Steel
Manufacturer Hopkins Rides Inc
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Inversions 2
Trains Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Desert Storm at RCDB
Pictures of Desert Storm at RCDB
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Desert Storm is a double looping roller coaster located at Castles N' Coasters, an amusement park in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] It is one of the two roller coasters there, the other being the smaller Patriot roller coaster. Desert Storm passes over top of the Li'l Indy go-cart track and extremely close to Splashdown, the park's log flume. The track has a green and white color scheme and the queue line passes by the Flying Bugs and Spinning Tops kiddie rides, climbs stairs and enters the boarding area.


Track layout

After boarding the train, it moves forward and begins going up the hill. At the top, it takes a narrow turn and takes a steep dive, does its first loop, makes a wide turn, does its second loop, does a 360 degree turn that interlocks with the second loop, makes a wide turn and does another 360 degree turn, takes another large drop as it makes a last wide turn, and returns to the station.

Technical information

The roller coaster has one train that has seven cars, each car with two rows of two seats, four seats per seats per car, and in all seats twenty-eight people per ride. It has a chain lift hill and lap bar restraint.

Ride elements

  • Two loops
  • Two 360 degree turns
  • Second loop interlocks with first 360 degree turn
  • Narrowly dodges the Splashdown log flume

See also


  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Desert Storm  (Castles n' Coasters)". Database Entry. Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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