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The Gravity Group, LLC

The Gravity Group, LLC

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The Gravity Group, LLC
Gravity Group logo.png
Roller coaster manufacturer
Status In Business
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Founded July 2002
Roller coasters built 10

The Gravity Group, LLC is a roller coaster design firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The group specialises in wooden roller coasters. It is made up of a core group of five people, who all have backgrounds in civil, structural and mechanical engineering.


Gravity Group was founded in July 2002 by employees of the famed, but now defunct Custom Coasters International.[1] Because of this, its employees have had experience with over 40 roller coasters. The first roller coaster designed under the Gravity Group name is Hades (now Hades 360) at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, which opened in 2005.

Gravity Group then went on to design one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world, Voyage at Holiday World, currently ranked at #4 by Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll[2].

The company also designed Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. It opened in 2008, and is currently ranked at #6. Another notable roller coaster designed by the firm is Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park, which gives a great ride, despite being only 35 feet tall.

Gravity Group were also involved in the rebuilding of Libertyland's Zippin Pippin at Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.

In 2008, Gravitykraft Corporation was created. Gravitykraft handles much of the manufacturing, including building the Timberliner trains, whereas Gravity Group continues to design the roller coasters.

Timberliner trains

In 2008, members of The Gravity Group announced the development of their own wooden roller coaster trains, called Timberliners. They are manufactured by Gravitykraft Corporation,, a sister company of Gravity Group. The Gravity Group promotes their trains as the only wooden coaster trains capable of steering through curves, resulting in a more comfortable and maintenance friendly ride. Timberliners were planned to debut on Voyage at Holiday World for the 2010 season, but the trains faced delays. In 2011, Timberliners were installed on Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park and Twister at Gröna Lund in Sweden.

Timberliners were also installed on Hades at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park for the 2013 season, when it is remodeled in to Hades 360.

Roller coasters

The Gravity Group have designed a total of 15 roller coasters, all of which are wooden. As well as those included in the table below, there are three new Gravity Group roller coasters being installed in various Fantawild Adventure locations.

Name Park Location Height Speed Length Opened
Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, Texas, USA
96 feet 51 mph 3,236 feet 2007
Cú Chulainn Tayto Park
Ashbourne, Meath, Ireland
105 feet 55 mph Unknown 2015
Dualing Dragon Happy Valley
Hongshan, Wuhan, Hubei, China
105 feet Unknown 3,914 feet 2012
Fjord Flying Dragon Happy Valley
Dongli, Tianjin, China
115.3 feet 55.9 mph 3,923.3 feet 2013
Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA
136 feet 60 mph 4,726 feet 2005
Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
80 feet 57 mph 2,900 feet 2008
Roar-O-Saurus Story Land
Glen, New Hampshire, USA
40 feet Unknown 1,242 feet 2014
Switchback ZDT'S Amusement Park
Seguin, Texas, USA
Twister Gröna Lund
Stockholm, Stockholms, Sweden
50 feet 37.9 mph 1,574 feet 2011
Voyage Holiday World
Santa Claus, Indiana, USA
163 feet 67 mph 6,442 feet 2006
Wooden Coaster - Fireball Happy Valley
Songjiang, Shanghai, China
108.3 feet 56 mph 3,819 feet 2009
Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park
Middlebury, Connecticut, USA
35 feet 35 mph 1,200 feet 2011
Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
70 feet 40 mph 2,865 feet 2011
Time Travel Hot Go Park-Happy Jungle World
Fushun, Liaoning, China
Unknown Unknown Unknown 2014
Timber Walibi Rhône-Alpes
Les Avenières, Rhône-Alpes, France
Unknown Unknown Unknown 9 April 2016
Mine Blower Fun Spot America
Kissimmee, Florida, USA
82 feet 48.5 mph 2,256 feet 2017
Oscar's Wacky Taxi Sesame Place
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA
Unknown Unknown 1,200 feet 2018