Thunder Eagle @ Pigeon Forge

Thursday, July 15, 2004 3:47 PM
I don't know if anyone ever said anything about this coaster, but here goes. Thunder Eagle was/is located on the main strip in Pigeon Forge at what was once Race World. I never got the chance to ride it...was it any good?

It looked like a pretty decent woodie. I remember being in front of it in December '02 thinking, "What a waste!". But according to RCDB it has relocated to Mont Saint Sauveur, (it's a ski resort near Quebec, Canada), and is set to open there in 2005.

Just wondering if anyone knows more about it!

Thunder Eagle photos from RCDB

Thursday, July 15, 2004 3:49 PM
Most, if not all, reports of the ride experience fell into the "fun but little to no airtime" category.
Thursday, July 15, 2004 4:17 PM
It was small had some good laterals, but absolutely no airtime (like Moosh said.) It wasn't really worth the $5 that I paid for it! To be honest, SDGC@PC was actually a more intense ride!!


Thursday, July 15, 2004 4:34 PM
It was pretty much an oversized Beastie.
Friday, July 16, 2004 1:06 AM
I heard it was based upon an old PTC design- perhaps an enlarged version of PTC's junior coaster design?
Friday, July 16, 2004 10:47 AM
I rode Thunder Eagle about 45 times in a row and managed, barely, to stay awake.

In retrospect, I'm not sure why I couldn't find something more exciting to do.

Friday, July 16, 2004 10:54 AM
It was smooth as glass, no forces, hardly if any airtime, it might as well have been made of steel. Just a genuine piece of crap. cost $5 per ride!!!
Friday, July 16, 2004 11:04 AM
Not to mention, when I rode it, my wife and I literally were the only customers on the property, inside or out, and yet they wouldn't give me a double ride. What's up with that?
Friday, July 16, 2004 11:21 AM
Same with me. Race World sucked. The NEW Belle Island Development look pretty good so far.

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