Tennessee Tornado

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Tennessee Tornado
Tennessee Tornado (Dollywood) 01.jpg
roller coaster
Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating since April 17, 1999
Cost $8,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Steel - Terrain
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,360
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height163 feet
Drop128 feet
Top speed63 mph
Length2682 feet
G-force3.7 g

Tennessee Tornado is a steel roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It was made by Arrow Dynamics and is the last Custom Looping Coaster to be built.

Tennessee Tornado uses Bolliger & Mabillard supports, like the now defunct Drachen Fire at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Design[edit | edit source]


Ride experience[edit | edit source]

When the train exits the station, it makes a left turn and goes straight into a shed. Inside the shed, riders hear tornado sirens. The train exits the shed, makes a right turn and then climbs the 163 foot tall chain lift hill. At the top, riders make a right turn and drop 128 feet straight into a tunnel, reaching a max speed of 63 mph. After the tunnel, riders head into a 110 foot tall vertical loop. The train goes past a wagon and makes a right turn. Riders flip into a vertical loop and a sidewinder, before going through several turns. After the turns, the train approaches the final brake run.

Trains[edit | edit source]

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

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