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Shivering Timbers

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Shivering Timbers designed by Custom Coasters took the traditional "out and back" design one step further, making it the first "way out and back" wooden coaster. With its three large drops and bunny hill return, Shivering Timbers is the perfect blend of airtime and speed, while delivering variety through its trick track and intense helix ending. Shivering Timbers marked the debut of the "trick track" feature for Custom Coasters. In an area that would usually be flat, the trick track gives riders a quick, fun side-to-side push. This element is reminiscent of the "jazz track" often used by the late Harry Traver in his coaster designs.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1998 Wood Out and Back Custom Coasters, Inc.
  • Height
    122
    feet
  • Drop
    125
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    53.3°
    degrees
  • Length
    5,383
    feet
  • Top Speed
    57
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 30 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 28 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
     

Shivering Timbers Facts & History

Features: Trick Track

Estimated cost: $4.5 million

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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