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Hornet (Wonderland Amusement Park)

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Hornet
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Wonderland Amusement Park
Location Amarillo, Texas, USA
Status Operating since June 3, 2009
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Custom MK-700
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height27.9 feet
Length1,148.3 feet
Inversions0
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Hornet is a steel roller coaster located at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas, USA.

History[edit]

The ride first operated at Boblo Island in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada where it opened in 1988. Called Nightmare, the ride was enclosed. It closed with the park in 1993.

In 1995 the ride reopened at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA as Mayan Mindbender.

Design[edit]

Trains[edit]

Single train with 12 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

Incident[edit]

In Summer 2001, a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured when he fell from Mayan Mindbender.[1]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Thrilled to Death - HoustonPress