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Texas Tornado
Texas Tornado front seat on-ride HD POV Wonderland Amusement Park01:59

Texas Tornado front seat on-ride HD POV Wonderland Amusement Park

General
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Park Wonderland Amusement Park
Location Amarillo, Texas, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened 1985
Opening
Cost
Height restriction 50 inches (127 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Hopkins
Builder
Designer
Type Steel
Type
Model
Riders per train 20
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 80 feet
Drop
Top speed
Length 2,050 feet
Dimensions
Duration
Inversions 2
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force



Texas Tornado is a Hopkins sit-down roller coaster located at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas.

HistoryEdit

During initial testing, the train was unable to complete the double-up element after the first loop. To fix this, the exit from the first loop was raised. The train was then unable to make it through the second loop, so it's radius was lowered. This is why the loops look so odd today.[1]

For the 2010 season the color scheme of the ride was changed from white to red, blue and white.

DesignEdit

Elements

Vertical Loop
Vertical Loop

Texas Tornado features two vertical loops that appear back-to-back, but are not consecutive in the design. (Stated why above)

TrainsEdit

5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train

The tide originally had trains built by Hopkins. These were later replaced with trains from Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Texas Tornado is the only steel roller coaster with PTC trains. One car from the original trains still sits near the station.

TriviaEdit

  • In Microsoft Windows 7, a picture of the Texas Tornado, before it's repaint, can be selected and used as a user icon.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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