Thunderhead Operation Pics-March 26

Monday, March 29, 2004 6:00 PM
ACE/Southeast has added pictures of Thunderhead in operation from March 26. You can see them here.
Monday, March 29, 2004 6:31 PM
don't overlook the video link of the coaster in operation

Monday, March 29, 2004 6:38 PM
Yea, that video was about as useful as a wet fart.

The pics do look amazing, though.

Monday, March 29, 2004 6:45 PM
Oh how I yearn to ride that coaster. It looks great in its surroundings and the trains also look amazing. Too bad Tennessee is about a million miles away from lonely New Hampshire.
Monday, March 29, 2004 7:32 PM
HERE are some of me when I got to walk the track. The one you can really tell how crazy the banking is.

I feel your pain spike, From PA it was a 10 hour drive I bet it would be at least 20 hours for you. It is well worth the drive though.

Monday, March 29, 2004 8:18 PM
^ OMG, pic #5 looks like a great headchopper effect!!!!!!!

*** Edited 3/30/2004 1:19:09 AM UTC by HarryTraver***

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:10 AM
Wow! Awesome pics, coasterpunk. Any idea what angle the bank in pic #6 is?
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:40 AM
CPunk - thanks for posting those photos. How I wish I was getting to Dollywood this year ;-(


Tuesday, March 30, 2004 1:16 AM
Yeah, the pics are cool! Cant wait.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 2:33 AM
The steepest banking on Thunderhead goes up to 78 degrees thats in the second hill on the "S" turn and right after ther turn which that pic was taken. I'm pretty sure pic #6 was at 68 degrees or so.

Just for an idea Millennium Force's first drop is at 80 degrees and some of Thunderheads banks are only 2 degrees less than that. CRAZY STUFF!

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:33 PM
coasterpunk, that's truly impressive. Does anything else come close to that? I know I haven't been on one. Curious, after riding as much as you did, when do you plan to get back there?

Anyone going this Saturday (Apr 3)? Don't forget the Meeting Calendar.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:51 PM
Great pics!!!!! Sheesh... that looks more nutso than ever! Thanks a lot, coasterpunk!

BTW, you look nothing like I expected.... thought you'd be some scrawny kid. ;)

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:00 PM
BTW, just watched the "video." What the hell were they thinking?


Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:26 PM
Raptor Pilot, I wish I could go back tomorrow. But I'll be there in early June on on the Coaster Zombies trip. I think it's the craziest wooden roller coaster I ever rode. I was on probably 40 or 50 and this was the craziest one yet! I never got thrown in so many directions on one ride. I truely think this is the best wooden coaster in years. I think Dollywood is the must hit park of the year for the wood coaster fans.

nasai, I'm flattered you said I didn't look scrawny. :) I'm almost 28 :( but act like a scrawny punk kid most of the time.

I was giving some thought about changing my name on here but I figure why bother after years of posting. *** Edited 3/31/2004 11:35:23 PM UTC by coasterpunk***

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 6:48 PM
Well, it's a tie between you and Gonch for scariest poster. ;)

... and I mean that in the best way possible. I think that you and I, or Gonch would have a HELL of a time together at a park. Call it a hunch.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:01 PM
We could probably clear out a full queue in no time! :)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 12:37 AM
Name the time and place. I'll be there. Well.... within reason of Seattle. How's that? :)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 3:23 PM
Any chance of PPP this fall? I know a place where we can get some Wild Turkey afterwords! ;) Heck me and Gonch won't even have to dress up! *** Edited 4/1/2004 8:28:37 PM UTC by coasterpunk***
Thursday, April 1, 2004 6:44 PM
Yeah, that's the one thing I'm planning on hitting for sure this year.... although I have been thinking of going a week or two prior, and having my own PPP, along with a late season trip to Hershey, since I've never been?

Sounds good to me. You?

BTW, where can't you get Wild Turkey in the mountains of Pennsylvania? ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2004 9:39 PM
It works for me since I live 20 minutes from Knoebels. We may have to take it easy on the turkey or we may not get to the sweetest place on earth.

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