Thunder Run (Kentucky Kingdom)

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Thunder Run
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The ride's design, viewed from above.
Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Status Operating since August 1990
Statistics
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers, John Fetterman
Type Wooden - Triple Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 90 feet
Drop 74 feet
Top speed 53 mph
Length 2850 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:54
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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Thunder Run is a Dinn Corporation wooden roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It has been operating since 1990.

History

Thunder Run was originally planned to be built at LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park, however these plans never came into fruition. It opened in August 1990.

The ride closed with the park in 2009 due to bankruptcy.[1]

After standing but not operating for four years, Thunder Run ran with a small group of people in 2014. It reopened with the rest of the park on May 24, 2014.[2] For the 2017 season, Thunder Run would receive a new train from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and various modifications would be made to the track.[3]

During the 2018-2019 off-season, Thunder Run was retracked.[4]

Design

Elements

Carowinds features a mirrored version of this ride, known as Hurler. Kings Dominion also featured a Hurler clone. However, this version closed in 2015 to be converted into a Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box roller coaster named Twisted Timbers, which opened three years later on March 24, 2018.[5]

Trains

Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

References

External links


Articles on Kentucky Kingdom
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