Thunder Eagle

Roller coaster in the United States
Thunder Eagle
Race World
Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 1, 2000 to July 2001
Manufacturer Coaster Works, Inc.
Builder Martin & Vleminckx
Type Wooden
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Length 2500 feet
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Riders per train 30

Thunder Eagle was a short-lived wooden roller coaster at Race World in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It only operated for two seasons from May 2000 to July 2001.


The attraction was set to be named Intimidator, but the name was changed to Thunder Eagle.

Thunder Eagle was branded as "An updated version of the classic double out and back wooden coaster design."

In July 2001, Race World closed due to low visitor numbers. It stood standing but not operating up until June 2003, when it got dismantled.[1] It was shipped to Cascades d'eau de Piedmont in Canada, where it wouldn't reopen due to the park not receiving the permission to erect it. Thunder Eagle's trains and hardware where eventually sold of to Bay Beach Amusement Park, where they got reused on Zippin Pippin, which opened in 2011.[2]




2 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.


  1. "Thunder Eagle". Martin & Vleminckx.
  2. "Parts of Zippin Pippin came from another wooden roller coaster".

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