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Arkansas Twister

Arkansas Twister

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roller coaster
Arkansas Twister
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Location Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Status Operating since May 30, 1992
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Manufacturer Michael Black and Associates
Designer / calculations Don Rosser
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height95 feet
Drop92 feet
Length3,340 feet

Arkansas Twister is a wooden roller coaster located at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. It was designed by Don Rosser and built by Michael Black and Associates. It stands 95 feet tall and has 3,340 feet of track in a loose out and back layout.

History[edit | edit source]

Arkansas Twister debuted at Boardwalk and Baseball in Haines City, Florida, USA, and was called the Roaring Tiger. It was briefly renamed to Michael Jackson's Thrill Coaster, and again renamed to the Florida Hurricane, which opened on Febuary 14, 1987. The ride closed along with the park in 1990, and was bought by Magic Springs for $10,000.

The ride was rebuilt at its current location by Martin & Vleminckx, the total cost of relocation was nearly $900,000. The ride debuted at the park on May 30, 1992[1], and shut again with the park in 1995. In 2000, the ride opened once again, and has been operating since.

Design[edit | edit source]

The present-day trains were built by Gerstlauer.[2]

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