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Top Ten Wooden Roller Coasters

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Six Flags ​Great Adventure​

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Knoebels ​Amusement Resort​
Knoebels ​Amusement Resort​

Thrill Rides Thrill Rides at Knoebels Roller coasters, water rides, spinning rides, dark rides, fast rides—name your thrill and Knoebels has it! Whether you’re a kid, teenager or adult, our mix of modern and classic amusement park thrill rides will meet any daredevil’s adrenaline craving.

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Boulder Dash​
Boulder Dash​

Boulder Dash is a wooden roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut. Construction for the coaster began in June 1999 and was completed in May 2000. The coaster was built by Custom Coasters International using Southern Yellow Pine wood; while the track is made of Douglas Fir.

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The Voyage​
The Voyage​

The Voyage is a wooden roller coaster located at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. It opened to the public on May 6, 2006. Designed and built by The Gravity Group with the help of designers Mike Graham, Korey Kiepert, Larry Bill, Chad Miller, and former park President Will Koch, the roller coaster is themed to the famous voyage of the Mayflower by Pilgrims to North America in 1620.

Holiday World ​& Splashin' Safari​
Holiday World ​& Splashin' Safari​

At Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin' Safari Water Park in Santa Claus, Indiana, Enjoy Roller Coasters, Family Rides, plus Free Soft Drinks and Parking.

Lightning Rod​
Lightning Rod​

Lightning Rod is a wooden roller coaster located at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Marketed as the world's first launched wooden roller coaster, the ride is themed to hot rod cars from the 1950s and was manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction.

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The Beast​
The Beast​

The Beast (roller coaster) The Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Built in-house, it opened in 1979 as the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster in the world.

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Ravine Flyer II​
Ravine Flyer II​

Ravine Flyer II is a hybrid wooden roller coaster located at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. It was ranked as the best new ride of 2008 by Amusement Today Magazine. The Ravine Flyer II took place of the park's old Ravine Flyer, which was removed in 1938 due to a tragedy resulting in a man's death.

Thunderhead​
Thunderhead​

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 (now Timber Canyon), opened on April 3, 2004, to much critical acclaim.

Outlaw Run​
Outlaw Run​

Outlaw Run is a wooden roller coaster located at the Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson, Missouri. The ride was the first hybrid roller coaster manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction and the first wooden roller coaster with multiple inversions, in which riders are turned upside-down and then back upright.

Gold Striker​
Gold Striker​

This custom Great Coasters "twister" has been well reviewed by coaster enthusiasts. Gold Striker is built around the park's iconic observation tower. After receiving noise complaints from the neighboring office building the park took drastic measures and enclosed the first drop.

Lightning ​Racer​
Lightning ​Racer​

Lighting Racer is a wooden dueling roller coaster located at Hersheypark. It is located in the Midway America section of the park. Built by Great Coasters International in 2000, it was their first wooden racing and dueling roller coaster.

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Goliath​
Goliath​

Goliath is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction and designed by Alan Schilke, the ride set three world records for wooden roller coasters when it opened to the public on June 19, 2014: the longest drop at 180 feet (55 m), the steepest drop at 85°, and the fastest ...

Boardwalk ​Bullet​
Boardwalk ​Bullet​

Kemah Boardwalk debuted their brand-new wooden roller coaster on August 31, 2007. Standing nine-stories and starting with a 92-foot drop, Boardwalk Bullet features numerous track crossovers, direction changes and several tunnels all within feet of Galveston Bay.

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Wodan ​Timbur Coaster​
Wodan ​Timbur Coaster​

Wodan Timbur Coaster is a wooden roller ... The coaster is the park's first wooden coaster and was built by Great Coasters International that was responsible ...

Balder​
Balder​

Balder is a wooden roller coaster at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden. It opened in 2003 and was an instant success. Balder has twice, 2003 and 2005, been voted Best Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster in the world in a major international poll.

GhostRider​
GhostRider​

GhostRider is a wooden roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. It is located in the Ghost Town section of the park, south of the main entrance. It is the longest wooden coaster on the West Coast of the United States.

White ​Lightning​
White ​Lightning​

White Lightning is a wooden roller coaster at Fun Spot America in Orlando, Florida. The custom-designed ride was manufactured by Great Coasters International. The ride is Orlando's first wooden roller coaster.

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Shivering ​Timbers​
Shivering ​Timbers​

With a half mile out, and then a half mile back, Shivering Timbers is the longest fastest wooden roller coaster in Michigan! Its immense wooden track is full of breath-taking drops, stomach-lifting lifts, and hair-raising turns. Reaching speeds of 65 mph and heights of 125 feet, this coaster is a thrill adventure! The park's signature attraction.

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Jack Rabbit​
Jack Rabbit​

Jack Rabbit is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, United States. Designed and built by John A. Miller and Harry C. Baker in 1920, it is one of the oldest still-running roller coasters in the world.

The Cú ​Chulainn Coaster​
The Cú ​Chulainn Coaster​

The Cú Chulainn Coaster is a wooden roller coaster located at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland. Manufactured by The Gravity Group, the wooden coaster features an overbanked turn and opened on June 6, 2015.

Giant Dipper​
Giant Dipper​

The Giant Dipper is a historic wooden roller coaster located at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. It took 47 days to build at a cost of $50,000. It opened on May 17, 1924, and replaced the Thompson's Scenic Railway.

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The Comet​
The Comet​

The Comet is a wooden roller coaster located at Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, in the United States. Originally known as the Crystal Beach Cyclone and rebuilt into Crystal Beach Comet, The Comet was resurrected and reopened by the Great Escape in 1994.

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Colossos​
Colossos​

Colossos is a wooden roller coaster at Heide Park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany. Unlike traditional wooden roller coasters, Colossos was prefabricated, meaning the track was laser cut in a factory to achieve a higher degree of precision. The sections were designed to snap together like Lego pieces.

Wild Mouse​
Wild Mouse​

Wild Mouse Coasters Are Fun For All Ages At first glance wild mouse roller coasters look like boring ‘kiddie’ rides. They’re typically no taller than 40 or 50 feet with mild speeds that top out at about 30 mph.

Cedar Point​
Cedar Point​

Cedar Point is a place like no other with 18 world-class roller coasters. The riding experiences are so diverse, there’s a roller coaster for every thrill seeker. From pint-sized starters like Woodstock Express to the 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster – if you love roller coasters, this is the only place you need to be.

Hades 360​
Hades 360​

Hades 360 is a wooden roller coaster at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It was originally known as Hades before the 360 degree roll was added in 2013. It is the largest roller coaster in the park.

American ​Thunder​
American ​Thunder​

American Thunder is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA. ... Wooden roller coasters; Great Coasters International; 2006;

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Screamin' ​Eagle​
Screamin' ​Eagle​

American Coaster Enthusiasts will designate Screamin’ Eagle as a rare ACE Roller Coaster Landmark during Coaster Con this June. This honor is reserved for rides of historic significance. Celebrating its 40th birthday this season, this wooden coaster certainly deserves the honor.

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Flying Turns​
Flying Turns​

Flying Turns Facts The original plans were for five car trains, but after many revisions the park finally settled with three-car trains. January 2006 – Construction begins on recreating this classic wooden coaster.

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Wooden ​Warrior​
Wooden ​Warrior​

Wooden Warrior When it comes to roller coasters, Wooden Warrior stands out in the crowd. This family coaster has been rated up there with many roller coasters in the big leagues.

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Grizzly​
Grizzly​

Grizzly is a wooden roller coaster at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. The grounds of the ride are densely forested, with the intended thrills heightened from the illusion of inadequate clearance between the track and trees.

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Grand ​National​
Grand ​National​

The Grand National is a wooden roller coaster located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire in the United Kingdom. It was designed and constructed by Charles Paige in 1935 and is now one of only three surviving Möbius Loop roller coasters in the world and the only one in Eurasia.

Kentucky ​Rumbler​
Kentucky ​Rumbler​

Kentucky Rumbler's very twisted wooden track spans over half a mile, features more than 30 crossovers (anywhere the track crosses over or under another track) and it is the first roller coaster in the world to feature three station fly-bys.

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