Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon

Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon
Nightmare 2.JPG
Building exterior and entrance to the Nightmare.
Location The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Park section Ghosttown
Coordinates 43°21′09″N 73°41′33″W / 43.352491°N 73.692515°W / 43.352491; -73.692515Coordinates: 43°21′09″N 73°41′33″W / 43.352491°N 73.692515°W / 43.352491; -73.692515
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
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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.

History

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.

Capacity issues

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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