Hornet (Wonderland Amusement Park)

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Hornet
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Wonderland Amusement Park
Location Amarillo, Texas, USA
Status Operating since June 3, 2009
Six Flags AstroWorld
Name Mayan Mindbender
Location Houston, Texas, USA
Operated 1995 to October 30, 2005
Boblo Island
Name Nightmare
Location Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Operated 1988 to 1993
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Product Custom MK-700
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height 27.9 feet
Length 1148.3 feet
Inversions 0
HELP
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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.

History

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

In 1995 the ride reopened at Six Flags AstroWorld in Houston, Texas, USA as Mayan Mindbender.[1] It closed with the park on October 30, 2005.

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

Design

A view of one of the cars.

The ride has a twister layout.

Trains

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.

Incident

In Summer 2001, a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured when he fell from Mayan Mindbender.[2]

References

External links

  • Hornet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.