ACE Roller Coaster Landmark

ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (HMCJC)

Location: Doswell, VA 23047 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 50.251', W 77° 26.703'

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The American Coaster Enthusiasts recognize Rebel Yell as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historic significance.

Designed by John C. Allen (1907-1979) of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the 92-foot high wooden racing coaster opened on May 3, 1975, with each of its two track measuring 3,368-feet. Featured prominently in the motion picture Rollercoaster, the Rebel Yell was selected as the site of the world championship roller coaster marathon, which began on Jun 6, 1977 to help promote the new film. While three other competitors established a new 101-hour Guinness World Record, it was during this event that marathoners Roy Brashears, Pauls Greenwald and Richard Much discussed the potential of a national club for roller coaster fans which eventually led to the formation of the ACE in June 1978.

The Rebel Yell continues to appeal to riders of all ages, and remains an important part of Paramount's Kings Dominion's fine collection of wooden and steel roller coasters.

Presented by the American Coaster Enthusiasts, June 2008.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284842 N 4190604
Decimal Degrees37.83751667, -77.44505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.251', W 77° 26.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 15.06" N, 77° 26' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, US
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