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Wildfire (Kolmården)

Wildfire (Kolmården)

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roller coaster
Wildfire
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Kolmården Wildlife Park
Location Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Status Operating since June 28, 2016
Cost 110,000,000 SEK
Statistics
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction, Vekoma
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 960
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height183.8 feet
Drop160.8 feet
Top speed71.5 mph
Length4,150.3 feet
Inversions3
Steepest drop83°
Duration2:00
G-force4 g
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Wildfire is a wooden roller coaster located at Kolmården Wildlife Park in Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden.

History[edit | edit source]

The ride was announced in April 2014, but construction was delayed due to problems with planning permission.

Wildfire's media day was on June 17, 2016 however the official opening was delayed due to a potential fault affecting cylinders in the trains. While the fault was not experienced on Wildfire itself, it was closed as a precaution until the parts were replaced. It finally opened on June 28, 10 days after its original opening date.

In October 2016, the attraction had its operating permits revoked by the Swedish government due to the lack of a detailed plan. Due to this, Wildfire was standing but not operating until April 2017, when the park announced that the ride would reopen with the park that season. The ride reopened in June 2017.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

Images[edit | edit source]

Tallest wooden roller coaster
tied with
T Express

June 2016 - present
Preceded by
Son of Beast
Tallest wooden roller coaster
tied with
T Express

June 2016 - present
Succeeded by
None