Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon
Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon Building exterior and entrance to the Nightmare. Location The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom Park section Ghosttown Coordinates Coordinates: Status Defunct, SBNO Opened 1999 Closed 2006 Type Steel - Enclosed Manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf Model Twister roller coaster Lift/launch system Chain lift hill Height 44 ft (13 m) Length 1,765 ft (538 m) Max speed 31 mph (50 km/h) Inversions 0 Height restriction 4 ft 0 in (122 cm) Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon at RCDB Pictures of Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon at RCDB Amusement Parks Portal
Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon was a steel roller coaster of twister at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in Queensbury, New York. This simple steel coaster was enclosed in a warehouse-like building allowing the cars to run in the dark giving a heightened sense of disorientation as the cars go around the sharp curves of the track.
The coaster was placed in the park’s Ghosttown area and was appropriately themed with Old West decoration.
Before coming to The Great Escape, Nightmare was located at Beech Bend Park and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom as Starchaser, and The Darien Lake Theme Park Resort (formerly Six Flags Darien Lake) as Nightmare at Phantom Cave. The 2006 season was the last season that the roller coaster was open at The Great Escape. The ride was "standing but not operational" for all of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons and all of the 2010 season so far. It is currently closed indefinitely.
The trains were single cars with a capacity of four riders, there could be up to two in each row. Due to the small number of riders allowed on the Nightmare and the car design, wait periods were often lengthy; signs were posted in the queue line, listing times up to two and a half hours. To remedy this, the new Flash Pass system (named for the Flash, a licensed DC Comics character) was introduced in 2006. Riders arriving at the Nightmare were given a ticket and asked to return at a designated time, when lines were noticeably shorter.
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