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Katapul
Katapul (Hopi Hari) - OnRide

Katapul (Hopi Hari) - OnRide


Statistics

Park

Hopi Hari

Current Location

Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil

Opened

1999

Manufacturer

Schwarzkopf

Type

Sit-Down Shuttle

Model

Shuttle Loop

Height

137 feet

Top speed

53 mph

Length

722 feet

Inversions

1 (Rider: 2)

Steepest drop

70°

Katapul is a Schwarzkopf sit-down launched shuttle roller coaster located at Hopi Hari in São Paulo, Brazil. It is the first Shuttle Loop to be built, and uses a weight drop launch system.

HistoryEdit

  • The ride was installed at Kings Dominion in 1977 as King Kobra, the first Schwarzkopf shuttle loop. It left the park in 1986. It was painted entirely green.
  • The ride appeared at Jolly Roger Amusement Park from 1987-1989.
  • The ride was renamed Thunder Looper and was sent to Alton Towers. It was renamed and operated from 24 March 1990 to 3 November 1996. It was removed due to noise complaints and because it could be seen outside the park.
  • The ride was relocated to its current park, Hopi Hari under the name Katapul. It was also repainted blue.

DesignEdit

Elements

Vertical Loop

The train is launched forwards using a 40 ton weight. It then goes through the loop and up the second spike. It then completes the track backwards.
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Succeeded by

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