The first Premier LIM Spaghetti Bowl coasters were the Flight of Fears at both Kings Island and Kings Dominion, which opened on June 18th, 1996. They were the first coasters to ever use an LIM launch system, speeding riders up from 0 to 54 mph in 4 seconds. Both rides are indoors, and share the theme of the crash landing of a UFO, similar to Area 51. Reaching top speeds of 60 mph, the Flight of Fear coasters are the second fastest indoor coasters behind the Rockin’ Roller Coasters in Orlando and Paris.
3 year later, Premier came out with 2 more of the LIM Spaghetti Bowl coasters. Both Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America and Poltergeist at Six Flags Fiesta Texas opened withing 3 weeks of each other in May of 1999. All rides begin with the namesake LIM launch into, what is known as a spaghetti bowl of track. They all contain the same inversions: A cobra roll, sidewinder, and corkscrew.
Unlike the original Flight of Fears, neither Joker’s Jinx or Poltergeist have a mid course break run. On Joker’s Jinx, where the break run would be placed, there are instead a series of rings that the coaster passes through.
Poltergeist, unlike any of the other coasters, has no mid course scenery or brake run, and just continues as a coaster. Joker’s Jinx also has a faster launch than the other three going 0 to 60 rather than the original 54. All of the coasters opened with over the shoulder restraints, but were all replaced with lap bars sometime between the 2001 and 2002 seasons after many complains of riders that hit their heads while flying through all twists and turns at high speeds.