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Encyclopedia > Wild Thing (roller coaster)
Wild Thing Roller Coaster Valleyfair!
Wild Thing Roller Coaster Valleyfair!

Wild Thing, located at the Valleyfair! amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, is a steel out-and-back roller coaster with more than one mile (1.6 km) of track. Its first hill, measuring at 207 feet and a 60 degree drop, is home to the longest weightless zone of any coaster in the world. It reaches a top speed of 72 mph. Image File history File links Wildthingatvalleyfair. ... Image File history File links Wildthingatvalleyfair. ... Valleyfair! is an amusement park located in Shakopee, Minnesota that opened for business in 1976 and is currently the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest. It is owned by Cedar Fair and occupies approximately 125 acres (0. ... Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... Shakopee is a city located in Scott County, Minnesota. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... A mile is any of a number of units of distance, each in the magnitude of 1–10 km. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Wild Thing has been the main challenge for a local radio station's Survive it and Drive It Game. Listeners of 101.3 KDWB who call in and win are challenged, along with approximately 20 other winners, to be the last one riding continuously for days upon weeks. The winner gets a new car from a local car dealer. KDWB (101. ...


Designed and manufactured by Chance-Morgan, it was the first "hypercoaster" to be built by the company, opening in 1996. It was the 5th tallest coaster in the world when it opened. The ride's success led to the construction of Steel Force at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1997 and Mamba at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri the next year. A hypercoaster is a roller coaster that has been built with the first hill being at least 200 feet in height and specifically designed for speed and airtime. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Steel Force is a hypercoaster at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom logo Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Allentown, is one of the most recognizable and popular amusement parks in the United States. ... Nickname: The Queen City Political Statistics Founded 1762 County Lehigh County Mayor Ed Pawlowski Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 46. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Species - Eastern green mamba - Jamesons mamba - Black mamba - Western green mamba Mambas, of the genus Dendroaspis, are tree dwelling extremely rapidly moving snakes of Africa. ... Worlds of Fun is an amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Official website: http://www. ...


On May 21, 2006 the back car of the Wild Thing's trains became disconnected to the rest of the train as it was nearing the station and beginning to break at the end of the ride. It then derailed and tipped over into a fence surronding the outside of the Roller Coaster. At least 17 people were injured in the accident and 13 of them were taken to the hospital. An 18th person came forward later, according to park spokesman Bill Von Bank. Before that date there had been no problems with Wild Thing. Most if not all of the injuries were minor. There were no fatalities.[1]


Notes

  1. ^ KSTP (2006). "Valley Fair coaster accident injures 18." URL accessed on [[May 21, 2006]].

This article about an amusement park, amusement ride, or roller coaster is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. KSTP is the call sign used for a set of television and radio stations with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ferris wheel at a fair in Yate, Bristol, England. ... Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... An assortment of rides at the Melbourne Show Rollercoaster FX in MoviePark Germany An Enterprise Amusement ride in Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon An amusement ride is any number of devices found in funfairs and amusement parks meant to appeal to various senses of the rider. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Wikipedia (IPA: [] or []) is a global and multilingual Web-based cooperative free-content encyclopedia. ...


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