Viper

Darien Lake
Ride typeMultiloop Coaster
BuilderArrow Dynamics Inc.
ModelCustom Looping Coaster
Current statusOperating
Opening date05/01/1982
Track length3100 '
Maximum speed50 mph
Height121 '
Highest drop75 '
Number of inversions5
Riding time2:04 min.
Coachesseven four-passenger (2x2)
Number of trains3
Capacity1570 riders/hour
Riding restrictionsAt least 48 "
This infamous steel coaster was the first in the world to turn riders upside down five times. Beginning with a speedy four-second, 75-foot drop, each passenger experiences a 360-degree loop, double corkscrew and boomerang curve at speeds up to 50 mph. The Viper opened in 1982 and was the first coaster built at the park.