Hornet (Wonderland Amusement Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Wonderland Amusement Park
Location Amarillo, Texas, USA
Coordinates 35°14′39″N 101°49′59″W / 35.244045°N 101.832920°W / 35.244045; -101.832920
Status Operating since June 3, 2009
Rider height
  • Minimum: 42 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Six Flags AstroWorld
Name Mayan Mindbender
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Coordinates 29°40′35″N 95°24′17″W / 29.676325°N 95.404731°W / 29.676325; -95.404731
Park section Oriental Village
Operated 1995 to October 30, 2005
Boblo Island
Name Nightmare
Location Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Operated 1988 to 1993
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Custom MK-700
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height 27.9 feet
Length 1148.3 feet
Inversions 0

Hornet is a steel roller coaster located at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas, USA. It is a custom installation using Vekoma's MK-700 track system.


The ride first operated at Boblo Island in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada where it opened in 1988. Called Nightmare, the ride was enclosed.[1] It closed with the park in 1993.[2]

In 1995, the ride reopened at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA as Mayan Mindbender.[3] It closed with the park on October 30, 2005.[4]

The roller coaster reopened at Wonderland Amusement Park on June 3, 2009. For the first time, it was operating outside.



Color scheme

Dark green track and white supports. The ride used to feature black track and supports at both AstroWorld and Boblo Island.


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


In Summer 2001, a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured when he fell from Mayan Mindbender.[5]



  1. "New roller coasters springing up". Chicago Tribune. 1988-04-24. Retrieved 2022-09-15.
  2. "Boblo Island closed 25 years ago: Here's what it looks like now".
  3. Six Flags Houston 1995 brochure
  4. "For AstroWorld, the ride is over".
  5. Thrilled to Death - HoustonPress

External links

  • Hornet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Six Flags AstroWorld