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|An overview of Timber Wolf taken from Mamba.|
|Designer / calculations||Curtis D. Summers|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed53 mph
History[edit | edit source]
The ride opened on April 1, 1989.
Prior to the 2007 season, extensive wood work was carried out on Timber Wolf to make the ride smoother. On January 4, 2018, Worlds of Fun announced that they would be retracking the ride and adding a 70 degree banked turn at the end, replacing the helix. The work was carried out by Great Coasters International.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Incidents[edit | edit source]
On March 31, 1990 35 people suffered minor injuries when a train collided with a stationary train in front, prior to entering the station. It was found that the control system was unable to handle two trains at the same time. Timber Wolf reopened with a single train in late April while the control system was modified.
On June 30, 1995 a 14-year-old girl fell roughly 25 feet to her death from the Timber Wolf. While her friend riding next to her claims the lap-bar and seat belt both came undone, the park contested this, stating that the all restrains on the train were in place before and after the ride cycle. Two witnesses sitting two rows behind claimed the girl was standing up prior to the incident. In 1998, the mother of the girl reached a $200,000 settlement with Philadelphia Toboggan Company, manufacturer of the train, and Hunt Midwest Entertainment, the former owner of the park.
References[edit | edit source]
- Timber Wolf - Worlds of Fun Blog (Wayback archive)
- Timber Wolf - Worlds of Fun
- 35 INJURED AT WORLDS OF FUN - The Wichita Eagle
- COASTER TO RUN AGAIN - Wichita Eagle
- Girl dies at Worlds of Fun - Lawrence Journal-World
- Victim May Have Stood in Roller Coaster Witnesses Saw Girl over Headrest - Questia
- U.S. Roller Coaster Fatalities (1972-1997) - Ride Accidents
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Worlds of Fun|
|Present||Boomerang • Cosmic Coaster • Mamba • Patriot • Prowler • Spinning Dragons • Timber Wolf|
|Former||Extremeroller • Orient Express • Schussboomer • Silly Serpent • Zambezi Zinger|