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Thunder Run

Canada's Wonderland

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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.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1981 Steel Mine Train, Powered Mack, Blauer Enzian
  • Height
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 45 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    1 - 40 passenger

Thunder Run Facts & History

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

Where to Coast

Visit Canada's Wonderland to ride this roller coaster.

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