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Silver Dollar City
Location Branson, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 10, 1993
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Terrain - Hybrid
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 81 feet
Top speed 48 mph
Length 3022 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:10

Thunderation is a steel hybrid terrain roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, USA. Opened on April 10, 1993, it was the park's second roller coaster, after Fire In The Hole in 1972. It was built by Intermountain Rides in conjunction with Arrow Dynamics.[1] The ride's supports were designed by Ride Centerline.[2]


In 1992, Silver Dollar City announced that Thunderation would be coming to the park.[3] The ride opened on April 10, 1993.

The third and fifth car on each train had previously operated in reverse. This offering was present by at least 1999 but removed, with all cars facing forward, by 2011.[4]


Unlike most roller coasters, the lift hill is located near the end of the track layout.



2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 36 riders per train.



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