Passengers are transformed into futuristic astronauts when they enter Disaster Transport, a roller coaster space adventure. Before blasting off on their journey, guests will tour a battered suborbital launching facility complete with rocket recovery and mission control rooms. During their mission, riders encounter attacking space pirates, exploding asteroids and a laser-beaming satellite along the way. Disaster Transport features more than $1 million in special effects. More than 1.3 million riders sped through space on Disaster Transport in 1993 alone.
|Track Length:||1,932 of steel trough|
|Lift Height:||63 feet|
|Large-screen video projections, simulated lasers and more than 150 porps. including two life-like robots.|
|Transports:||Five transports, carrying 10 passengers each|
|Special Features:||Free-wheeling transports rely on gravity to determine the speed and course of the ride|
|Ride Capacity:||1,800 rides per hour|
|$4.0 million||Disaster Transport special effects and construction|
|$3.4 million||Original ride expenditure|
|$7.4 million||Total investment|
|Special Effects Producer|
|ITEC Productions, Inc., Orlando, Fla.|
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