Hear the roar...
|Theme Park||Six Flags America|
|Opened||2 May 1998|
|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International|
|Max Speed||51 mph|
Roar is a wooden coaster at Six Flags America and one of the earliest examples of a woodie built by rollercoaster manufacturer GCI (Great Coasters International).
The ride has a great lengthy and creatively imagined layout with some decent drops, nicely banked turns and a few good pops of airtime. The PTC trains speed around the track and the whole thing feels well paced.
Sadly, Roar hasn't been particularly well maintained which has resulted in the ride becoming pretty rough. The trains tend to bump through the circuit and there are some moments of intense vibrating and juddering. If only Six Flags spent some money on upkeep, this would be an awesome coaster.
Roar used to have a twin rollercoaster of the same name at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom which was built in 1999 one year after the Six Flags America version. This was transformed by RMC into The Joker in 2016, leaving the East Coast version on its own.
While Roar is definitely rough, it is still worth a ride to experience the fantastic layout and imagine what a great coaster it could continue to be, were Six Flags to give it enough care and attention.
Roar entrance sign
Towering overbanked turn
Inside the station
A train is dispatched
Through the wooden structure
Returning to the station