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Shivering Timbers

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roller coaster
Shivering Timbers
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Michigan's Adventure
Location Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Status Operating since May 23, 1998
Cost $4,500,000
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Type Wooden - Out and Back
Model / product Custom
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height125 feet
Drop107 feet
Top speed57 mph
Length5,838 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop55°
Duration2:30
G-force3.8
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Shivering Timbers is a Custom Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. Although the ride was built by Custom Coasters International, the trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

History[edit]

For the 2017 season, the trick track located after the second double-up was removed and replaced with a small airtime hill.

Design[edit]

The ride starts with a left turn out of the station and on to the 122 foot lift hill. At the base of the lift hill, the train reaches its maximum speed of 57 mph. Following the lift hill are two camelback hills, the first being 100 feet tall, and the second being 95 feet tall. In these hills, riders experience "ejector air-time." The train then jumps a bunny hop and another camelback hill and a double-up hill, before turning around for the second half of its course. After the turnaround, the train hits another bunny hop and another double-up hill. After the double-up hill a small airtime hill and five bunny hop hills follow. After the last hill there is an on-ride photo camera and the ride's finale, a 630 degree helix, in which riders experience lateral g-force. After the helix, the train slides on to the final brake run and does a u-turn back into the station.

Trains[edit]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Rankings[edit]

Since Shivering Timbers opened, it has been among the best wooden roller coasters in the world.

Golden Ticket Awards: Top Wooden Roller Coasters
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ranking 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 6 6 7 10 11 9 9
Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best Wooden-Tracked Roller Coaster
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 10 14 15 19 24 22 21 25 23
NAPHA Survey: Favorite Wood Roller Coaster[1]
Year 2005 2006 2007
Ranking N/A 3 N/A

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References[edit]

  1. Surveys – National Amusement Park Historical Association