Arrow Dynamics

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Arrow Dynamics Inc.

legal form Incorporated
founding 1946
resolution 2002
Seat Clearfield, Utah , USAUnited StatesUnited States 
Branch Roller coasters , rides

Arrow Dynamics Inc. (short: Arrow ) was an American manufacturer of roller coasters and other rides from Clearfield ( Utah ), which was founded in 1946 by Ed Morgan and Karl Bacon .


Arrow set the standard in the roller coaster industry. In 1959, the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland, California, laid the foundation for modern steel roller coasters. The tubular rails allowed a smooth ride and tight radii . Runaway Mine Train in Six Flags Over Texas was the first mine roller coaster and corkscrew in Silverwood Theme Park , which stood at Knott's Berry Farm until 1990 , was the first modern roller coaster with inversions . The first Hyper Coaster opened with the Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point , breaking the 200- foot height  . The last milestone was set in 2002 with X 2 (at the time of opening X ) in Six Flags Magic Mountain , the world's first 4th dimension coaster . After the company went bankrupt in 2002 , it was bought by the manufacturer S&S Power .


Magnum XL-200 was the world's first roller coaster to exceed 200 feet in height  .
Matterhorn Bobsleds , the first roller coaster with tubular steel rails.
model example
4th dimension X 2 in Six Flags Magic Mountain
Corkscrew Canobie Corkscrew in Canobie Lake Park
Custom looping coaster Viper in Six Flags Magic Mountain
Flume rides Tanganyika Tidal Wave in Busch Gardens Tampa
Hyper Coaster Magnum XL-200 in Cedar Point
Launched loop Irn-Bru Revolution at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Loop & Corkscrew Corkscrew in Sea World
Mad Mouse Psycho Mouse in California's Great America
Mine Train Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cedar Point
Mini Mine Train Mini Mine Train in Six Flags Over Texas
Runaway Train El Diablo in PortAventura World
Special Coaster Systems Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland
Steeplechase Coaster Steeplechase in Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Suspended coaster The Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

See also


  • Robert R. Reynolds: Roller Coasters, Flumes & Flying Saucers - The story of Ed Morgan & Karl Bacon, ride inventors of the modern amusement parks , Northern Lights Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-9657353-5-4

Web links

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Coordinates: 41 ° 6 '23 "  N , 112 ° 1' 27"  W.