American Thunder

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American Thunder
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Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since June 20, 2008
Cost $7,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Jeff Pike
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 82 feet
Drop 80 feet
Top speed 48 mph
Length 2713 feet
Inversions 0

American Thunder is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA. The ride is a clone of Thunderbird at PowerLand in Finland. The ride originally opened as Evel Knievel until it got its current name in 2010.


The ride was officially announced in 2007.



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

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