Timber Terror

Roller coaster in the United States
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Timber Terror
Silverwood Theme Park
Location Athol, Idaho, USA
Coordinates 47°54′16″N 116°42′34″W / 47.904492°N 116.709354°W / 47.904492; -116.709354
Park section Coaster Alley
Status Operating since May 25, 1996
Rider height
  • Minimum: 42 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Statistics
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Type Wooden
Track layout Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 85 feet
Drop 81 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2700 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:42
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Riders per train 24
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Timber Terror is a wooden roller coaster located at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, USA.

History

Originally opened in 1996, the ride had been called Grizzly, but the park had to change the name to Timber Terror in 1997 to avoid litigation and confusion with the wooden roller coasters of the same name at California's Great America and Kings Dominion. Rocky Mountain Construction founder, Fred Grubb, assisted with the initial construction of the ride.

The ride was designed by park owner and founder, Gary Norton. Similar to the park's larger wooden coaster Tremors, the design was finalized by Custom Coasters International and the ride was constructed in house.

On September 26, 2010, Timber Terror soft opened to the public with a reversed train as part of the park's annual Scarywood Haunted Nights event. The train received new headrests as part of the transformation. It has run in reverse for Scarywood and the last weekend in September since.[1]

Design

Elements

Timber Terror has a height of 85 feet, a drop of 81 feet and a max speed of 55 mph.[2]

Trains

6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains are manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.

References

External links


Articles on Silverwood Theme Park