An LSM launch coaster manufactured by Zierer, Wicked operates with six trains seating four across in two rows for a total capacity of eight riders. Upon dispatch the train makes a left turn out of the loading station and enters a tunnel through which the riders experience first a horizontal launch and then a vertical launch up 110 feet followed by a 90-degree free fall. The train ascends into an overbanked turn and goes into a zero-g roll, navigates a wicked curve and reaches the block brake. From there the train floats downhill before going up into two back-to-back half-pipe elements (90-degree turns). It enters a helix, descends into another tunnel and hits the brake run before returning to the station.
Highlights of the ride include the vertical launch, free fall and zero-g roll. The airtime is excellent and while the ride is short, it’s short and sweet. Wicked will not disappoint those looking for a coaster that falls into the category of extreme. 4 out of 5 stars. For more information about rides at Lagoon, visit www.lagoonpark.com/