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Knoebels Amusement Park

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Knoebels' Twister is based on the classic John Allen designed Mister Twister roller coaster that operated at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. This new version retains many of the original elements, but was slightly modified to fit the smaller site. The modifications for Knoebels' Twister include a split lift hill, below ground tunnel and a second swoop turn.

See related: Twister Review for pictures.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Wood Twister John Fetterman, Knoebels
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 10 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 24 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Twister Facts & History

Design based on John Allen's Mister Twister that operated at the original Elitch Gardens.

Features: Split Lift Hill, Underground Tunnel, Skid Brakes

Opening date: July 24, 1999

Estimated cost: $3 million

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

Where to Coast

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