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Holiday World adds a steel beast to its renowned wooden coaster lineup
Holiday World adds a steel beast to its renowned wooden coaster lineup

Holiday World’s new $22-million Thunderbird launched wing coaster will join a renowned ride lineup that includes a trio of top-ranked wooden coasters. Set to debut April 25 at the Indiana theme park, construction is already underway on the wing coaster that seats riders on either side of the track in a winged formation as the train navigates multiple inversions. Located in the Thanksgiving section of the holiday-themed park, Thunderbird is rising near the short-lived Giraffica, which was billed in 2009 as the world’s tallest water ride but closed in 2013 following unresolved technical issues. Following a pre-show featuring fog, sound and lighting effects simulating a...

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