XLR-8

XLR-8

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XLR-8

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XLR-8 was a steel suspended roller coaster. It was designed by Arrow Dynamics (at the time called 'Arrow-Huss') and located at Six Flags Astroworld from when it was constructed 1984 until AstroWorld closed in 2005. XLR-8 was the successor to the troubled Bat at Kings Island, which had closed due to several problems.

Halloween Fright Fest 2002

For Astroworld's Fright Fest 2002 event, the last four cars were reversed, which had never been done before on any other suspended roller coaster. The change was successful and the trains remained like that until Astroworld's closure in 2005.

Closure

Astroworld closed operations permanently in 2005 when Six Flags decided to close Astroworld. On February 3, 2006 the ride was sold for $50,000 and was scrapped. The trains are now used on Ninja at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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