American Eagle - Red

Six Flags Great America
Ride typeWooden Coaster
BuilderIntamin Amusement Rides
ModelWooden Coaster
Current statusOperating
Opening date05/23/1981
Track length4650 '
Maximum speed66 mph
Height127 '
Highest drop147 '
Angle of descent55 degrees.
Riding time2:23 min.
Coachesfive six-passenger (3x2)
Number of trains4
Capacity1800 riders/hour
Riding restrictionsAt least 48 "
A high-speed racing wooden roller coaster with trains on separate side-by-side tracks. Riders plunge down the first 147-foot vertical drop, then swoop into a giant helix before travelling over a series of hills.