Timber Wolf reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Timber Wolf, a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by James Rao
Dinn Corporation wooden coaster. 4,230 feet of track. 95 foot first drop. Top speed about 45 mph. 560 degree helix. Opened in 1989, the Timber Wolf was rated as high as #14 on the Golden Ticket list of best wooden coasters (1999). It has since dropped out of the top 50.
6/10 I like it but it's had its run and it's very rough Maybe upgrade it or replace it with a nice speed coaster like maverick or cheetah hunt ahhhh if only - Owen Scott
The helix section is boring, but there are some great airtime moments on this ride. I always make try to get the front seat, it offers the perfect level of the rough and out of control feeling without it being too much. When I do ride in the back, I admit it is rough.. But it does not leave me hurting or anything like that. I enjoy it but I know it is too much for many riders. I really hope when the end of Timber Wolf's lifespan comes that they give it a Texas Giant instead of dismantling it!! Call me crazy, but when the ride is running well it might be my all time favorite. Weather really changes the ride's performance. Depending on the day the Timber Wolf could be anywhere from a (6/10) to a (10/10) - Lexi R
Poor Charles Dinn. In 10 years most if not all of his coasters will be gone and the longest line for any of his is 10 minutes. 10 minutes walking through empty queue and thinking "why am I doing this?" once strapped in. His designs aren't bad but they're all so rough. Yeah, I'd like to see Texas Giant style on all Dinn coasters. Timber Wolf is really rough. It's far from my favorite but not my least favorite either. - Bradley Keith
Better than Prowler in my opinion. The bumps provide extra fun but the slow helix is boring but the drop following is fun. 8/10 - Zachery Macha
Rider beware: the Timber Wolf is a very rough, painful, and slow wooden coaster. I hate to call for a dismantling of a coaster in a park with too few already, but this neutered dog either needs the "Texas Giant" treatment, or the scrap yard. - James Rao
I love all variety of roller coasters and I was excited to ride this wooden roller coaster at Worlds of Fun, but this was not an enjoyable experience. I knew I was injured before the ride ended. It was intolerably rough. My body was constantly tossed and slammed against the person next to me and the cart itself. It was a painful ride for both of us and immediately following the ride we both got headaches from the aggressive jostling. The next day? Bruises on my back and sides from the Timber Wolf. I can't believe this ride is operational. It is only a matter of time before someone has a serious spinal injury on this ride. Both of us are in pain today from being slammed around on that coaster. AWFUL. - Kelly Comstock
Wow. What a beating. I had been warned too, but I felt I had to experience it for myself. Nothing really redeeming here. I found myself leaning forward in my seat to avoid a visit to the chiropractor. 4/10 - Blake Nieman
More attraction and restaurant ratings:
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Readers' Top Themed Rides
Top Roller Coasters
Top Theme Park Shows
Features, News and Advice
2014 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar.
2013 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2012 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2011 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2009 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2008 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2007 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2006 Blog PostsJan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2005 Blog PostsDec.
2004-2005Staff column archive