OWA posts testing video of its Rollin' Thunder roller coaster

Posted Friday, June 30, 2017 9:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

OWA, the new amusement park and entertainment district scheduled to open in July in Southern Alabama, has posted a video of their new roller coaster testing.

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Friday, June 30, 2017 9:45 PM

Is that ride similar, if not identical to Coney's Thunderbolt?

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Friday, June 30, 2017 10:30 PM

I was thinking the exact same thing, and after a little digging on rcdb I found that they are the exact same model. It seems like this model has the potential to be the new Sky Rocket II that goes into a ton of those medium sized parks. Personally, I think it looks like a fun ride, but one of those types that isn't incredibly exciting after you've experienced it once.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 8:04 AM

I'm interested to see if Zamperla comes out with any custom coasters for this park since they've been contracted to build everything there.

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Monday, July 3, 2017 8:07 AM

I was expecting Thunderbolt to ride like a Euro Fighter but it doesn't. It has some very strange transitions and a few 'awkward' bits. I suspect the track and trains were designed by teams who didn't like each other very much.

I think the shape should allow a good number of parks to get on board with these, if they're priced right.

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