This is one of the best wooden coasters around! The first drop is absolutely insane (steep and banked!) and you WILL come out of your seat! Thunderhead has non-stop speed, hills, and twists, this thing does not slow down or let up until you hit the brake run, and your butt will be out of your seat as much as it's in it! My only complaint is that it's intensity makes it a bit exhausting after several rides (I rode it 3 times and couldn't do it anymore), and as it ages, it will only get rougher. This is not a comfy coaster like a smooth steel one where you're buckled in from head to toe, this one will throw you up, down, and sideways relentlessly. But for a fun, exhilarating thrill, you cannot beat Thunderhead!