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 was replaced in preparation for the reopening.
|Triple Out and Back
|Curtis D. Summers, John Fetterman
2014 – Thunder Run reopens after a complete track replacement by Rocky Mountain Construction.
2010-2013 – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO)
February 2010 – Six Flags announces Kentucky Kingdom will be shut after declaring bankruptcy.
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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