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Thunder Run

Kentucky Kingdom

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The concept for this roller coaster began as a sketch on a cocktail napkin by John Fetterman who later designed the coaster for the now defunct Americana Amusement Park (aka LeSourdsville Lake) in 1986. Thunder Run never came to be at Americana, but instead was built at Kentucky Kingdom four years later.

After sitting idle for four years this roller coaster reopened for the 2014 season having undergone a major refurbishment by Rocky Mountain Construction. The entire length of wood track has been replaced.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1990 Wood Triple Out and Back Curtis D. Summers, John Fetterman

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 78 feet Height: 88 feet
Length: 2,850 feet Trains: 1 - 24 Passenger
Ride Time: 1 minute, 39 seconds Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Thunder Run Facts

February 2010 – Six Flags announces Kentucky Kingdom will be shut after declaring bankruptcy.

2010-2013 – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO)

2014 – Thunder Run reopens after a complete track replacement by Rocky Mountain Construction.

Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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