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The Skyliner Roller Coaster at Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

After the surprise ride on the Little Leaper we headed onto the big ride at Lakemont Park the John Allen designed Skyliner.

The Skyliner Roller Coaster at Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

The Skyliner began in 1960 at Roseland Park in New York state. 

The Skyliner Roller Coaster at Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Skyliner is a "L" shaped double out and back design that was one of John Allen's first coasters after he took the reins of chief designer at the Philadelphia Toboggan Company from the legendary designer Herbert Schmecck.

The Skyliner Roller Coaster at Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Like most of his designs John Allen was a fan of airtime and the Skyliner has plenty of that for you.

The Skyliner Roller Coaster at Lakemont Park and The Island Waterpark, Altoona, Pennsylvania

In 1985 Roseland Park closed for good and at that point Lakemont Park was at a crossroads that would bring the two together.



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