Thunderhawk (Michigan's Adventure)

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Thunderhawk
Thunderhawk (Michigan's Adventure) entrance.jpg
Entrance to the ride.
roller coaster
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Michigan's Adventure
Location Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2008
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Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 9, 1998 to September 16, 2007
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted
Model / product SLC (689m Standard)
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1040
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height109 feet
Drop85 feet
Top speed50 mph
Inversions5
Duration1:36
HELP

Thunderhawk is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride first opened at Geauga Lake on May 9, 1998 under the name Serial Thriller.[1] For the 2004 season, it was renamed Thunderhawk. It was repainted orange and yellow for the 2005 season.

On September 21, 2007, Geauga Lake announced that they would no longer operate as a traditional amusement park, and instead become solely a waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom. Less than a month later on October 7, 2007, Michigan's Adventure announced that Thunderhawk would be relocated to its park. Thunderhawk opened on May 17 2008.

The park repainted the supports and track so the ride looked newer and different from its former home.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 10 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.

Image Gallery[edit | edit source]

Geauga Lake[edit | edit source]

Michigan's Adventure[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1998 Geauga Lake Ad. NewsPlusNotes

External links[edit | edit source]