Thunderbird is the first launched wing coaster in the United States and Holiday World's first major steel roller coaster. Thunderbird begins with a zero to 60 mile-per-hour launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-G roll, barrel roll, and 125-foot loop. The roller coaster is constructed in a thickly wooded and hilly area so it uses to the terrain to enhance the ride experience. Thunderbird begins by soaring and looping high in the air and then hugs the ground, surprising riders with rapid-fire "near misses" such as keyholes, themed elements, trees, the ground and interactions with the park's other rides.
|2015||Steel||Wing Coaster, Terrain||Bolliger & Mabillard|
Launch: zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
Features: S-curve, 2 Headchopper Keyholes, 2 Crossovers with The Voyage
Opening date: April 25, 2015
Estimated cost: $22 million
Train has five cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,140 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall
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