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Thunderbolt Express

Camden Park

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This was the very first Arrow Shuttle Loop coaster when it opened at Paramount's Kings Island in 1977. The Demon continued to operate at Kings Island until 1988 when it was relocated to Camden Park. Thunderbolt Express stood 56 feet tall and featured a 47-foot drop into a vertical loop from two platforms. During the course of the minute long ride the train would travel through the loop going once forwards and then again going backwards. Thunderbolt Express closed after the 1999 season and stood at the park until it was dismantled in November 2004.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1988 Steel Shuttle Loop Arrow Dynamics

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 47 feet
  • G-force: 4 G's
  • Height: 56 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Launch: Catapult
  • Length: 635 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 6 seconds
  • Top Speed: 45 mph

Thunderbolt Express Facts & History

November 2004 – Removed from the park

1999 – Final year of operation. There was some indication that Thunderbolt Express would be repaired, but it never happened.

1988 – Relocated from Kings Island and renamed Thunderbolt Express.

1977-1987 – Demon operated at Kings Island (Mason, OH)

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

Where to Coast

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