One of four original roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland, Thunder Run was originally located elsewhere in the park, but relocated and built into the side of Wonder Mountain in 1986. The mine train coaster has both indoor and outdoor sections, with lighting and thematic elements inside, including a beloved Dragon, nicknamed "Herman" by Wonderland employees. The ride experience involves completing the entire 1,083-foot long circuit twice. Unlike a gravity propelled roller coaster, Thunder Run uses an on-board electric powered motor to propel it along the steel track, so purists do not consider this to be a "true" roller coaster.
|1981||Steel||Mine Train, Powered||Mack, Blauer Enzian|
This is a powered roller coaster and it does not operate with gravity.
Opening date: May 23, 1981
Train has ten cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 40 inches tall with an adult or 46 inches to ride alone
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