An old sawmill once moved lumber out of the mountains at Thunderhead Gap. Wood is still the focus, but now the operation known as the Thunderhead is the wildest ride in the woods! Carefully situated between two mountains, this massive wooden coaster stands tall among the mighty trees and takes advantage of the area's rough and tumble terrain to create a daring ride featuring a 100-foot drop and a top speed of 55 mph.
Special Safety Restrictions: This ride may not operate in cold or inclement weather. Please be aware that the Thunderhead is a turbulent ride. To ensure the safety of our guests, all passengers must be seated in one seat with the seat belt fastened and the lap bar in its locked position. If the ride operator is unable to secure the lap bar in the locked position, you will not be permitted to ride The Thunderhead. If in doubt, please use the test seat at the entrance to the queue line. Guests with leg prosthetic devices above the knee are prohibited from riding.
Note: Guests must be able to fit properly into all ride restraint systems to participate. Due to the nature of the restraint systems and seat configurations, certain attractions may not accommodate individuals approaching 270 pounds and/or 6 feet 4 inches in height. Guests of larger stature are encouraged to use test seats prior to entering the queue lines at Wild Eagle, Mystery Mine, Barnstormer and Thunderhead.
For the safety of Guests nearby, those wearing casts, braces or prostheses may be unable to ride due to the inability to be properly restrained.