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Thunderbird (PowerLand)

Thunderbird (PowerLand)

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roller coaster
Location Kauhava, Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Status Operating since April 29, 2006
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height82 feet
Drop80 feet
Top speed48 mph
Length2,713 feet

Thunderbird is a wooden roller coaster located at PowerLand in Alahärmä, Vaasa, West-Finland. It is the furthest-north wooden roller coaster in the world. It is also the first European roller coaster built by Great Coasters International.

Design[edit | edit source]

The ride is a wooden roller coaster manufactured by Great Coasters International. A clone of the ride named American Thunder was built at Six Flags St. Louis in 2008.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 12 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train. Thunderbird has Millennium Flyer trains built also by Great Coasters International.

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