Thunderhead is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The coaster, which was the anchor attraction of the new "Thunderhead Gap" section, opened on April 3, 2004, to much critical acclaim.Thunderhead boasts 22 turns and 32 crossovers , and utilizes GCI's Millennium Flyer trains, used on all GCI coasters since 1999. Thunderhead is also the first roller coaster to feature a station flyby.
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Designer Mike Boodley
Track layout Twister roller coaster
Lift/launch system chain lift hill
Height 100 ft (30 m)
Drop 100 ft (30 m)
Length 3,230 ft (980 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Max vertical angle 60°
Height restriction 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 12 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.