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The Switchback Roller Coaster at ZDT's Amusement Park, Seguin, Texas

...and a world class one of a kind record holding wooden coaster.

The Switchback Roller Coaster at ZDT's Amusement Park, Seguin, Texas

If you are going to shoehorn an amazing wooden coaster into a small plot of land the guys at The Gravity Group certainly are the ones you want to call with their past design work on coasters at Indiana Beach, the Kemah Boardwalk and Quassy Amusement Park for a few examples. 

The Switchback Roller Coaster at ZDT's Amusement Park, Seguin, Texas

After a couple of years of planning The Donhauser's and The Gravity Group stunned the coaster world during the 2014 IAAPA trade show by announcing the worlds first wooden shuttle coaster:  The Switchback.

The Switchback Roller Coaster at ZDT's Amusement Park, Seguin, Texas

Now for those of you who are not coaster enthusiasts a "shuttle coaster" is one that goes forwards and reverse on the same stretch of track "shuttling" back and forth.

The Switchback Roller Coaster at ZDT's Amusement Park, Seguin, Texas

Shuttle coasters up until Switchback have been steel coasters but due to ZDT's extremely small size it made sense to have the coaster use the same stretch of track in order to double the thrills while keeping the ride and the budget under control.
 


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