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Thunderhead

Roller coaster
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Thunderhead
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Dollywood
Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA
Status Operating since April 3, 2004
Cost $7,000,000 USD
Statistics
Builder Great Coasters International
Designer / calculations Mike Boodley
Type Wooden - Twister
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 100.4 feet
Drop 100 feet
Top speed 53.7 mph
Length 3230 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
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Thunderhead is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It was built by Great Coasters International and opened in 2004.

History

Elements

In June 2003, Thunderhead was announced.[1]

Thunderhead opened on April 3, 2004.[2] Upon opening, it was voted the fifth best wooden roller coaster. It peaked at number three in 2007 and ranked at number 15 in 2013.[3]

In 2009 and 2018, portions of Thunderhead were retracted by GCI.

Design

Thunderhead required 700,000 feet of Southern Yellow pine to construct the 3,230 foot long coaster.[4]

Trains

12 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

References

External links


Articles on Dollywood
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