New Finale for World of Fun’s Timber Wolf in 2018
Worlds of Fun is making a sizable modification to its Timber Wolf wooden coaster for the 2018 season with the addition of a new finale: a high-speed, over-banked 70-degree turn that will replace the coaster’s helix.
The layout change, to be designed and built by Great Coasters International, has been in the works for three years.
In 2015, the park reengineered the track from the peak of the lift hill to the first turn. In 2016, work progressed to the beginning of the coaster’s helix. Previously, the coaster underwent track work and other enhancements throughout the latter half of the 2000s.
You can see the helix as it stands today in the below satellite view below:
Tony Carovillano, Worlds of Fun general manager said, “The Timber Wolf has been a park staple for 29 years. Over the past three years, guests have felt the difference that re-tracking and re-engineering has made in the ride’s overall experience. We know that the new twist at the end of his classic coaster will give guests a whole new reason to ride.”
Timber Wolf is a product of the now-defunct Dinn Corporation. It stands 10 stories tall and features a 95-foot drop, reaching a top speed of 53 mph. Its two trains seat 24 riders each.
In its current state, Timber Wolf is 4,260 feet long. The new finale will almost certainly shorten that track length.
The revamped Timber Wolf will open with the Nordic Chaser flat ride in 2018.
Learn more at Worlds of Fun’s website.
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