Hurler is the name of two wooden roller coasters at Cedar Fair's Carowinds and Kings Dominion parks. Both coasters opened in the same year, 1994. Built by International Coasters Inc., the coasters both have exactly the same design, with exactly the same statistics.
Riders are hoisted up a 83-foot (25 m) lift hill and make a wide turn before reaching the initial drop. During the drop, an on-ride camera automatically takes photographs of passengers. The ride continues with a wide, heavily banked, flat turn, then a series of hills and drops which jerk and shake passengers, giving the coaster a reputation of being bumpy and rickety.The overall layout is a standard paperclip arrangement with two out-and-back style runs (in Kings Dominion this extends into the courtyard adjacent to Grizzly).
Originally, the queue wound underneath the coaster through a "hot set" on location filming scenes from Wayne's World. Upon entering the station building, park guests passed through a full-scale set of the iconic basement hideout of Wayne and Garth. Since removal of the Paramount references, the queue and station building are loosely themed with the remains of the original theming.
Movie-making paraphernalia including stage lights, cameras, props and signs are scattered sparsely about. At Carowinds, some of the original props (notably baby doll pieces) were recycled into the SCarowinds Maze of Madness. Although the Wayne's World Theme has been removed from the coaster at Kings Dominion, many signs of the theme are still there, including many stickers and stamps of the Wayne's World logo around the Hurler station, such as the columns by the exit.
Manufacturer International Coasters, Inc.
Model Triple Out-and-Back
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 83 ft (25 m)
Drop 80 ft (24 m)
Length 3,157 ft (962 m)
Speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Capacity 1100 riders per hour
Height restriction 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.