Arrangement: Riders are arranged 2 across, 6 seats per car for a total of 30 riders per train.
Notes: Footprint area consists of 12 acres. Built at an estimated cost of $20 million USD.
Structure: Track is made of Douglas-fir & column supports are Southern Yellow Pine. All in all, 1.65 million board feet of lumber was used in the construction. The since removed loop was made of steel. Originally ran with 6 cars per train. Each train was shortened a car for the 2006 season. These trains are subject to change once again for the 2007 season.
Features: Several world records were broken or set when this ride opened including:
Fastest wooden roller coaster
World's tallest and fastest wooden coaster
First looping wooden coaster built since 1910
Only looping wooden roller coaster (removed for the 2007 season)
Tallest wooden roller coaster & only wooden one over 200 feet in height
Tallest wooden roller coaster drop (1st and 2nd drops)
Longest looping roller coaster
Don't fret! Photos for Son of Beast are forthcoming!