This Indiana Theme Park is Spending $22 Million on Their Next Roller Coaster
July 31, 2014 at 7:29 AM
We’re right in the middle of theme park season, so it seems a little unusual for a park to start building excitement over some future rides and attractions. We’d think they would still be focusing on this year. However, we’ll just assume that the folks over at Holiday World know what they’re doing, as they just announced that they will be spending $22 million to construct a new roller coaster.
It will be the country’s first launched winged coaster, and it will be known as Thunderbird once the final bits and pieces are assembled in 2015. The details are still coming out, and we’ll know more as the construction progresses; however, we do know that the ride will hit 60 miles per hour in just over three seconds—hang on. There’s the usual twists, turns, and whatnot as well as 14-story version of something called an Immelmann loop.
Park officials claim that this thing will set them back more than twice as much as any ride, so they’re clearly going all in on the investment for this one. Just so you know where to point the GPS—the coaster will be part of Holiday World over in Santa Claus, Indiana.
[Image: Holiday World]