Thunderhawk (Michigan's Adventure)

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Thunderhawk
Thunderhawk (Michigan's Adventure) entrance.jpg
Entrance to the ride
Michigan's Adventure
Location Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2008
Rider height
  • Minimum: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 78 inch
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 9, 1998 to September 16, 2007
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product SLC (689m Standard)
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1040
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 109 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Inversions 5
Duration 1:36
HELP

Thunderhawk is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. It formerly operated at Geauga Lake from 1998 to 2007.

History

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 after the park was sold to Cedar Fair. It was repainted orange and yellow for the 2005 season.[2]

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.[3] Less than a month later in October 2007, Michigan's Adventure announced that Thunderhawk would be relocated to its park.[4] In January 2008, vertical construction had already started.[5] Thunderhawk opened on May 17, 2008. The park repainted the supports and track so the ride looked newer and different from its former home.

In 2021, the ride was repainted with chocolate supports. The track was left red from its opening in 2008.

Design

Elements

Trains

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.

Images

Geauga Lake

Michigan's Adventure

References

External links


Articles on Michigan's Adventure
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Articles on Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
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