THUNDERBIRD OPENS ON APRIL 25

The world’s first launched wing coaster, Thunderbird, will open to the public on April 25.   The media got a preview on April 23 and reviews were highly favourable.  Launching from zero to 60mph in 3.5 seconds, it rockets riders into a 140-foot Immelmann loop and features a zero-g roll, in-line twist and 125-foot vertical loop.  It also features the keyhole elements, creating the illusion of near misses, notable on other wing coasters such as X-Flight.   At a cost of $22,000,000, this B&M coaster is Holiday World’s largest investment to date.  It looks pretty exciting.  Check out this POV video of the left side, courtesy of Holiday World