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Robert Niles

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Published: July 24, 2014

The nation's first launched wing coaster, this $22 million Bolliger & Mabillard coaster will open in April 2015.

TRACK LENGTH: 3,035 feet

RIDE HEIGHT: 140 feet at Immelmann loop’s peak

RIDE ELEMENTS: From start to finish:
Launch, using LSM technology
Immelmann loop
Elevated Spiral
Zero-G roll
S curve
2 “headchopper” keyholes
360 in-line twist (barrel roll)
2 Crossovers with The Voyage

SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour

RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station)