Thunder Dolphin

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Thunder Dolphin
Thunder Dolphin (Tokyo Dome City) 2006 01.jpg
Tokyo Dome City
Location Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Status Operating since 1 May 2003
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Mega Coaster
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 80 metres
Drop 66.5 metres
Top speed 130 km/h
Length 1066.8 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 80°
Duration 1:30
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Thunder Dolphin is an Intamin hyper roller coaster located at Tokyo Dome City in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. Thunder Dolphin's 3,500 feet long course passes through both a hole in the LaQua building, as well as through the Big O, the world's first hubless ferris wheel. The ride opened in 2003 and is currently one of the park's two roller coasters. It is the tallest roller coaster to be classified as a hyper roller coaster (200 - 299 feet).

Design

Elements

Trains

6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Incident

On 5 December 2010, a 25 cm bolt fell from the ride and injured a 9-year-old girl. Following this incident, Thunder Dolphin remained closed until 1 August 2013, nearly 3 years after the incident.

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