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Lightning Racer at Hersheypark

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Midway America

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
May 13, 2000

92 feet

3393 feet

Maximum speed:
51 mph

Great Coasters International, Inc.

Wooden Coaster

Minimum height:
48 inches

Lightning Racer is a dueling wooden roller coaster, which features two separate trackers that are designed to closely interact with each other. The Lightning and Thunder circuits are designed to create a series of "near-misses", although they feature the same basic elements. This includes a 90-foot first drop, which leads to a top speed of 51 miles per hour.

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