Hornet (Wonderland Amusement Park)

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Hornet
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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
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Custom MK-700
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Family
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Height 27.9 feet
Length 1148.3 feet
Inversions 0
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Hornet is a steel family 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 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.

Design

A view of one of the cars.
Elements

Color Scheme

Dark green track and white supports.

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.[5]

References

External links

  • Hornet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Articles on Six Flags AstroWorld