Built by Great Coasters International, Roar is one of two wooden roller coasters at Six Flags America. With six cars seating two across in rows of two for a total capacity of 24 riders, the train makes a right turn from the loading station and ascends a 94.6-foot lift hill before plummeting 85 feet at a wicked right angle. It then climbs, banks left and drops left. From that point it’s a series of banked turns and angled drops on a 3,468-foot track that includes a 200-foot roofed tunnel.
With a maximum speed of 50.5 mph and G-force of 3.5, this coaster is not exactly a blockbuster but because of the angles and relentless motion it is by no means lacking in thrills. The airtime is excellent and the ride is nowhere near as rough as one would expect from a wooden coaster that’s been operating since 1998. Roar is a gem. 4 out of 5 stars. For more information about rides at Six Flags America, visit www.sixflags.com/america