A picture of Thunderation's helix
|Silver Dollar City|
|Location||Silver Dollar City|
|Height||110 ft (34 m)|
|Drop||81 ft (25 m)|
|Length||3,022 ft (921 m)|
|Speed||48 mph (77 km/h)|
|Height restriction||42 in (107 cm)|
|Trains||2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.|
| Thunderation at RCDB |
Pictures of Thunderation at RCDB
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The train (the front part of the roller coaster looks like the locomotive of a steam train) leaves the station, takes a 180 degree right turn, goes straight forward, and makes a 180 degree left turn. The train enters a right turn helix, followed by a tunnel. Next, the train takes a 270 degree left turn. After going straight the train takes another 90 degree right turn drops into a short tunnel. The train goes up the lift hill, out of the tunnel. There is a 270 degree left turn. Finally, the train goes down the drop, and turns right 90 degrees into the station.
On some ride signs, the name is spelled as "ThuNderaTion." It is supposed to be a code on how the trains are propelled.
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