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|Manufacturer||Michael Black and Associates|
|Designer / calculations||Don Rosser|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Arkansas Twister is a wooden roller coaster located at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. It was designed by Don Rosser and built by Michael Black and Associates. It stands 95 feet tall and has 3,340 feet of track in a loose out and back layout.
Arkansas Twister debuted at Boardwalk and Baseball in Haines City, Florida, USA, and was called the Roaring Tiger. It was briefly renamed to Michael Jackson's Thrill Coaster, and again renamed to the Florida Hurricane, which opened on Febuary 14, 1987. The ride closed along with the park in 1990, and was bought by Magic Springs for $10,000.
The ride was rebuilt at its current location by Martin & Vleminckx, the total cost of relocation was nearly $900,000. The ride debuted at the park on May 30, 1992, and shut again with the park in 1995. In 2000, the ride opened once again, and has been operating since.
|Roller coasters at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls|
|Present||Arkansas Twister • Big Bad John • Diamond Mine Run • Gauntlet • X Coaster|
|Former||Twist 'n' Shout|