Thunderbolt

Celebration City (Branson, Missouri, USA)

Removed

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Thrill

Make: S&MC
Model: All Models / Hurricane

Statistics

Height:60 ft
Inversions:0

Details

Former names:Firestorm (1999 to 2002)
Former status:SBNO from 2009 to 2011
Operated from 5/1/2003 to 10/25/2008
In Storage during 2002
Operated from 1999 to 2001
Relocations:Celebration City as Thunderbolt
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park as Cliffhanger
Trains:2 trains with 3 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.
Facts:Purchased second hand from Nashville, TN based Ital International.  Originally operated in Belgium.

The Thunderbolt may have been built by S.D.C. and not S&MC as listed.  In continuation of the previously mentioned sale by ITAL, an additional source reports a 1990 S.D.C. model in Europe was sold by ITAL in late 1998.  The dates, location and seller all agree, but the manufacturer differs.

S.D.C. went bankrupt in late 1993.  So if this is indeed the 1990 coaster, it would have to be a S.D.C. model as S&MC didn't exist at this time.  Likewise, if it is a post 1993 model it would have been built by S&MC.  A mistake has clearly been made here, just where is the question.

Thunderbolt - Celebration City (Branson, Missouri, USA)

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Thunderbolt - Celebration City (Branson, Missouri, USA)