What's going on with Thunder Eagle?

Monday, March 15, 2004 7:40 PM
Does anyone know what the latest is with Thunder Eagle, the wooden coaster that was in Pigeon Forge, TN?
RCDB doesn't give much info except that it's been moved to Mont Saint Sauveur near Montreal.
Is it just in storage?
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:42 AM
Not sure. The park's official website doesn't mention anything about a roller coaster yet.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:23 PM
IIRC, the Canuckers (Martin & Vleminckx) were gonna have that sucker up and running by this summer (short season up there, LOL).

The park's website DID mention the coaster previously...hmmmmmm.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 10:22 AM
Did anyone ride Thunder Eagle while it was at Race World? I drove past it twice; the first time in early 2000, and the second on the way to Dollywood in '02, but in 2000 it was about 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, and in '02 it had been SBNO for a year, so obviously there was no way to take a ride. I remember hearing that it wasn't a great coaster, but was it at all decent? I find it interesting that it was one of only two coasters built by CoasterWorks. I've heard wonderful things about the Dania Beach Hurricane, but not many people have mentioned Thunder Eagle.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:32 AM
It wasn't anything special, but I wouldn't say it was bad either. On a scale of 1-10, I would give the DBH a 10 and TE a 5. I can't remember the exact price, but it wasn't cheap. When we were there, there was only about 2 other people riding with us.

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