Hornet (Wonderland Amusement Park)

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roller coaster
Wonderland Amusement Park
Location Amarillo, Texas, USA
Status Operating since June 3, 2009
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Custom MK-700
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height27.9 feet
Length1148.3 feet
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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

A view of one of the cars.

The ride has a twister layout.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Hornet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.