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THUNDERHEAD FACT SHEET
World’s first “fly through” station where the coaster roars through the station at approximately 40 mph on a track located eight feet above the loading platform, providing waiting guests with an up-close preview of what’s to come.
Thunderhead has 14 bridges with its track crossing over and under itself 32 times.
100-foot plunge into an extreme-speed "S" curve
12 (24-passengers each)
2 minutes, 30 seconds
Wooden track decking
Support towers (bents)
Great Coasters International
Minimum height requirement
QUANTITY OF MATERIALS USED IN CONSTRUCTION
700,000 board feet of Southern yellow pine (enough to fill 30 tractor trailers)
Crews from Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and California were involved in Thunderhead’s construction which required the use of 300,000 tons of heavy equipment.
2005 and 2006 Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award winner for Top Wooden Rollercoaster
Placed fifth on the 2013 Top 50 Best Wooden Coaster rankings from Amusement Today
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