|Tokyo Dome City Attractions|
|Location||Tokyo Dome City Attractions|
|Opening date||May 1, 2003|
|Lift/launch system||Cable lift hill|
|Height||80 m (260 ft)|
|Drop||66 m (217 ft)|
|Length||1,066 m (3,497 ft)|
|Speed||130 km/h (81 mph)|
|Max vertical angle||80°|
|Capacity||1,660 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||130 cm (4 ft 3 in)|
| Thunder Dolphin at RCDB |
Pictures of Thunder Dolphin at RCDB
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