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Adrenaline Peak debuts at Oaks Park

Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon, has introduced Adrenaline Peak, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter 320 coaster. Identical to that introduced by Casino Pier in 2017, it is unlike anything Portland has experienced before.

The $5 million Adrenaline Peak has a 72-foot (22 m) vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. The first drop of 97° is just the beginning. Tracking at 45 mph (72 kph), passengers glide along the 1,049-foot (320 m) coaster track which includes a vertical loop, an Immelman turn, and a heartline roll during its course.

The roller coaster has two eight-passenger cars equipped with comfortable lap-bar restraints with redundant, hydraulic cylinders that safely keep passengers in the ergonomic bucket seats during the ride. Also, durable magnetic brakes guarantee comfortable vehicle deceleration before they enter the station.

Adrenaline Peak replaces Looping Thunder, the park’s former Pinfari Zyklon ZL 42 that operated from 1996 through 2017. Adrenaline Peak is now the largest coaster in coaster-deprived Oregon.

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