This wooden family coaster at Quassy Amusement Park is deceptive in that it delivers more thrills than its modest proportions would suggest.  Built by The Gravity Group (The Voyage, Ravine Flyer II), it was the first coaster to feature Timberliner trains.  With six cars per train seating two across for a total capacity of 12 riders, the train veers slightly right and ascends a small lift hill before making a right turn and dropping 36 feet.  It then ascends and drops several more times before entering a tunnel that leads to the turnaround.  Once out of the tunnel the train navigates a succession of short drops before returning to the loading station.

OK, so it’s not a blockbuster but it happens to be very good.  The airtime is phenomenal!  If you’re looking for a good roller coaster ride, this is it.  Wooden Warrior is a shining example of why bigger is not necessarily better.  I’m only sorry that the ride is so short.  Of note is that the restraint is markedly different from anything I’d previously encountered.  It’s a pivoting lap bar that extends outside the train and swings back inward over the rider before locking in place.  Wooden Warrior gets 4 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Quassy Amusement Park, visit www.

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