Ragin' Cajun (roller coaster)

Ragin' Cajun (roller coaster)

Infobox roller coaster
name = Ragin’ Cajun


caption = Ragin Cajun during Fright Fest.
location = Six Flags Great America
type = Steel
type2=Wild Mouse
type3=Spinning
manufacturer = Zamperla
designer = Reverchon
model = Twister Coaster
track = Wild Mouse
lift =
status = Open
opened = May 28, 2004
height = 42.67
drop =
length = 1377.9
speed = 29.1
duration = 1:30
angle =
inversions = 0
capacity = 400
acceleration =
gforce = 2.5
rcdb_number= 2654

Ragin' Cajun is a steel roller coaster at located Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. Manufactured by Zamperla and Reverchon, the design is a "Crazy Mouse", which is similar to a "Wild Mouse"; Crazy Mouse coasters' cars freely spin during the second half of the ride, but Wild Mouse coasters' cars do not. Ragin' Cajun opened in May of 2004 as part of a new "Mardi-Gras" section at Six Flags Great America. The ride runs six cars at a time, each car holds up to four riders with a maximum of three adults. Six Flags Great America classifies Ragin' Cajun as "High Thrill" and it is quite a thrilling ride.

Incidents

On May 29, 2004, 52-year-old ride mechanic Jack Brouse of Zion, Illinois was killed by a roller-coaster car as he attempted to cross the tracks. Suffering from a traumatic head injury, he died at a local hospital. [cite news
url = http://www.themilwaukeechannel.com/news/3430456/detail.html
title = Great America Employee Dies of Ride Injuries
publisher = WISN
date = 2004-05-18
accessdate = 2006-12-18
]

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