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ThunderHawk Specs
Operating Since:
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Wooden Figure Eight
2767 ft
80 ft
Largest Drop:
65 ft
45 mph
2 trains
Ride Duration:
When ThunderHawk opened in 1923, it was not officially named and was simply referred to as "The Coaster." Originally constructed as an out-and-back design, the ride was modified in 1930 to the classic figure eight as it stands today.

As is often the case with older coasters, ThunderHawk offers an excellent series of fun and thrills without the need to compete in size and speed that modern coasters boast. Particularly impressive is the incredible airtime experienced on several of the hills. Although for the mainstream thrillseeker, speed and height do indeed have their benefits, a well designed ride of any size is always a better deal than rides that are merely spec-chasers.

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