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Length4044 ft
Height98 ft
Speed52 mph
Inversions0
Duration2:05
Elements98 ft tall Chain Lift Hill
Tunnel
572° Helix
256° Helix

Trains

Arrangement2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Built byPhiladelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

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Facts

When the Tonnerre de Zeus opened, it had two blue trains by PTC. For the 2004 season two new PTC trains were purchased -- one red and one blue.

Etymology

'Tonnerre de Zeus' is French for 'Thunder of Zeus'.
After the ride's large overhaul/refurbishment, it will be renamed 'Tonnere 2 Zeus' in 2022. The new name refers to the redesigned ride but the pronounciation is a small play on words as well. '2' in French is pronounced as 'deux' which strongly resembles the simple 'de' from the coaster's original name.

Notes

Over the winter seasons 2019, 2020 and 2021 The Gravity Group did a systematic retrack of 'Tonnerre de Zeus'. When the phased refurbishment will be finished in 2022, The Gravity Group will also have altered some parts of the layout (banking of curves, adding of small hills/hops, a 90° banked hill,...) which will result in more airtime. The trains will be replaced with two trains by Gravitykraft Corporation. On each train the final row of two seats will be facing backwards.

Theme

In Greek mythology, Zeus was the king of gods, and is associated as being a weather god. His weapon was a thunderbolt, which he hurled at those who displeased him.

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