Canyon Blaster (Adventuredome)

Canyon Blaster is an indoor roller coaster at the Adventuredome theme park in Winchester, Nevada. It features back-to-back vertical loops and corkscrews, and ends with a helix inside the mountain that takes up a large portion of the park. It is proclaimed as the world's largest indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew coaster. It's a copy of the original Python roller coaster in Dutch theme park the Efteling.

Canyon Blaster
Canyon Blaster train with the current white and green livery passing the second of the two double corkscrews.
Park section2nd Level
Coordinates36°08′17″N 115°09′59″W / 36.13806°N 115.16639°W / 36.13806; -115.16639
Opening dateAugust 23, 1993 (1993-08-23)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Indoor
ManufacturerArrow Dynamics
Lift/launch systemChain
Height94 ft (29 m)
Drop66 ft (20 m)
Length2,423 ft (739 m)
Speed41 mph (66 km/h)
Max vertical angle53°
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Canyon Blaster at RCDB

Canyon Blaster features two six-car trains that seat four passengers in two rows per car. When it originally opened it operated with seven-car trains. In 2001, the trains were re-painted in a dark blue and deep purple heliochrome paint but changed to white and green livery somewhere between 2010 and 2011.

It is the second Arrow coaster to be built for an indoor amusement park. The first was Chicago Loop at Old Chicago in Bolingbrook, Illinois, later relocated to Canobie Lake Park as an outdoor coaster named Canobie Corkscrew.

Ride experience edit

The train departs from the loading zone and get pulled up the lift. After that, the train drops a bit and curves and makes the 66 ft. drop, entering the double loops. Afterward, the train turns right into the double corkscrews. Then the train goes into the double helix and pulls back into the station.[1]

Typically a single train is used while the other comes out during busier times.

In media edit

  • Baby Geniuses - part of fictional "Joyworld" theme park, Sly starts the ride with two scientists on board and restraints still open. Both fall from the ride.
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak (Season 3 Episode "Rollercoaster") - a train "goes through" Criss' body while he stands on the track after the corkscrews and Criss ends up in the front seat.

References edit

  1. ^ Canyon Blaster Roller Coaster POV Adventuredome Las Vegas, Theme Park Review, September 7, 2014, archived from the original on December 22, 2021, retrieved November 2, 2019