Thunder Run (Kentucky Kingdom)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Thunder Run
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Kentucky Kingdom
Location Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Coordinates 38°11′44″N 85°44′50″W / 38.195646°N 85.747357°W / 38.195646; -85.747357
Status Operating since August 1990
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
John Fetterman
Type Wooden
Track layout Double 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

Thunder Run is a Dinn Corporation wooden roller coaster located at Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It has been operating since 1990.


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]



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]


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



  1. "Six Flags announces Kentucky Kingdom closure".
  2. Kentucky Kingdom holds test run of classic wooden roller coaster -
  3. "Kentucky Kingdom announces new attractions for 2017".
  4. "Kentucky Kingdom retrackt houten achtbaan".
  5. Kings Dominion Debuts New "Hybrid" Roller Coaster Twisted Timbers

External links

Articles on Kentucky Kingdom