It’s time for you to take on the dark coils of Viper—a fast, fun, classic cyclone-style wooden roller coaster with cavernous drops and high-banking turns. This wooden snake rises to 100 feet and slithers down the track at 50 miles per hour.
The first drop is a stomach-flipping 10 stories tall with an 80-foot drop with extreme airtime that you’ll need to feel to believe. You’ll seem to stall at the top of the hill, then veer back like a snake ready to strike.
Your serpent-like train whips its tail through the 3,458-foot-long distinctive coiling wooden track, with a double dip in the middle, high-banking turns, and eleven stinging drops. With high g-forces throughout, incredible airtime and unpredictable twists and turns, this Viper is one snake that’s ready to strike and tough to tame!
Fun Facts about The Viper
- The Viper is modeled after the classic Coney Island Cyclone and is constructed of 700,000 board feet of southern pine
- The Viper was the only roller coaster ever to be designed and installed directly by Six Flags
- The Viper is also the only wooden roller coaster that has ever carried this name
- During its first year of operation, Viper was located in Hometown Square
- With the opening of Southwest Territory in 1996, Viper was officially made part of Southwest Territory
- On May 24, 2013, Six Flags Great America announced that Viper would be one of three coasters running backwards for the first time during 2013 season
- The Viper’s Theme is Colonel Peabody’s Snake Oil Elixir Pharmaceutical Factory which was abandoned and overrun with snakes
- The Viper was Six Flags Great America’s first single-track wooden roller coaster
- The Viper was the 9th coaster at Six Flags Great America
- 30,000 man-hours went into building this roller coaster in seven months