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Thunderhead

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

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A Great Coasters International woodie reaches a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour and offers a 100-foot drop with a high-speed S-curve at the base of the first drop. It also features the world's first "fly-through" station.

Reviews

Deceptively fast, but a little rough. Still pretty good. 8/10
A great wooden coaster that is just a bit too rough now. Wish they could retrack it because it has a great layout, but it lost that great smoothness. 8/10
It's gotten rougher but it's a joy to ride. Unpredictable and all over the place.
Very Impressive. It is much smoother than it used to be. Best woodie out there. 9/10.
I've been on some of the best wooden coasters around, Beast, Texas Giant, and my list can go on and on. Personally, this is my favorite wooden coaster, and one of my top 5 favorite coasters I have been on. It has everything you could want, good height, quick turns, air time, and even a fly-through of the station. The Millenium Flyer cars make the ride really comfortable and just put it over the top.
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!


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