Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Thunderation, a roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)
Written by James Rao
ThuNderaTion (TNT) is one of Arrow Dynamics' largest and fastest mine train coasters, with a 3,000-foot-long course and a top speed of almost 50 miles per hour. This coaster makes excellent use of SDC's sloping terrain, and used to offer unique seating in that some cars faced forward while others face backwards. Sadly, the ride trains were returned to their original design in 2011. All cars now face forward. Regardless, with very low height requirements ThuNderaTion is very much a family coaster, but still manages to pack quite a thrill for those less jaded riders.
Really fun for a mine train coaster. It's probably my favorite of its kind. - Roger S
Not the most thrilling coaster in the world, but fun for the whole family, and not to be missed. Furthermore, the natural scenery is pretty amazing. Sadly the option to ride this coaster facing backwards was removed before the 2011 season, most likely never to return. While still a fun family coaster, it is just not the same.... - James Rao
A surprisingly peppy mine train. It's especially fun at night! - Tim Chatlos
Very good for a mine train coaster. Its cool how the lift hill isn't until the end. - Will Gibson
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