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At least 48"

2015 Season Dates:
March 21 - January 03

Park Location:
Timber Canyon


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.

Note: During the Great American Summer festival, this attraction will close at 9:00 p.m. in preparation for “Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors.

Special Information: Thunderhead is subject to closures during inclement weather conditions including lightning, snow, extreme cold, or hot temperatures and high winds. To ensure the safety of our Guests, all passengers must be seated with the restraint locked in its lowest position. Due to the nature of the restraint system and seat configuration, this attraction may not accommodate Guests of larger stature. These Guests are encouraged to use the test seat prior to entering the queue line. Due to manufacturer guidelines for the safety of Guests nearby, those wearing a brace or prosthesis are unable to ride. For more specific information please see our Park Accessibility Guide