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Timber Wolf

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Timber Wolf
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Worlds of Fun
Location Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 1, 1989
Statistics
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 904
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height100 feet
Drop95 feet
Top speed53 mph
Length4,230 feet
Inversions0
Duration2:13
G-force2.8G
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Timber Wolf is a wooden roller coaster located at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The ride includes a helix and a ride time of 2:13. The ride opened in 1989.

History[edit]

Prior to the 2007 season, extensive wood work was carried out on Timber Wolf to make the ride smoother.[1]

Design[edit]

Elements

Trains[edit]

2 trains with 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 were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Incidents[edit]

On March 31, 1990 35 people suffered minor injuries when a train collided with a stationary train in front, prior to entering the station.[2] It was found that the control system was unable to handle two trains at the same time. Timber Wolf reopened with a single train in late April while the control system was modified.[3]

On June 30, 1995 a 14-year-old girl fell roughly 25 feet to her death from the Timber Wolf. While her friend riding next to her claims the lap-bar and seat belt both came undone, the park contested this, stating that the all restrains on the train were in place before and after the ride cycle.[4] Two witnesses sitting two rows behind claimed the girl was standing up prior to the incident.[5] In 1998, the mother of the girl reached a $200,000 settlement with Philadelphia Toboggan Company, manufacturer of the train, and Hunt Midwest Entertainment, the former owner of the park.[6]

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