Hades 360

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Hades 360
WisconsinDellsWisconsinRollercoaster.jpg
Previously known as Hades
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Coordinates 43°37′01″N 89°47′21″W / 43.617004°N 89.789279°W / 43.617004; -89.789279Coordinates: 43°37′01″N 89°47′21″W / 43.617004°N 89.789279°W / 43.617004; -89.789279
Status Operating
Opening date May 14, 2005
May 25, 2013 Added inversion[1]
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer The Gravity Group
Designer The Gravity Group
Height 136 ft (41 m)
Drop 140 ft (43 m)
Length 4,746 ft (1,447 m)
Speed 60 mph (97 km/h)
Inversions 1
Duration 2:20
Max vertical angle 65°
G-force 3.5
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Hades 360 at RCDB
Pictures of Hades 360 at RCDB

Hades 360 is the name of a wooden roller coaster located 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. Hades 360 is a rarity among wooden roller coasters due to its 360 degree roll, 110-degree over banked turn,[2] steep 65-degree drop as well as its 90-degree banked turn, as drops and angles this steep are generally not included on wooden roller coasters due to structural limitations. The ride was designed by The Gravity Group.

History[edit]

In 2013, the park had The Gravity Group add a 360-degree inverted roll in place of the second hill. The ride was also renamed Hades 360 and received a new Timberliner train.[3] Two rows had to be added in the station to accommodate the new train because it is longer than the old train. The old train had ten rows, the new train has twelve. The top speed for the ride decreased by 5 mph. The top speed used to be 65 mph, now it was lowered to 60 mph.

Awards[edit]

In its debut year in 2005, Hades 360 was voted "Best New Ride" by Amusement Today magazine. It has also received a number of other awards which are summarised below.

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wooden Roller Coasters
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 6[4] 3 (tie)[5] 5[6] 6[7] 9[8] 8[9] 8[10] 12[11] 14[12]


Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[13]
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ranking 7 8 9 12 14 19 20 29 31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151569711243419&set=a.10151237229893419.483985.188937783418&type=1
  2. ^ Hades Facts, Roller Coaster Database
  3. ^ http://www.mtolympuspark.com/attractions/wisconsin-dells-outdoor-theme-park/hades
  4. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 22–23B. September 2005. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 30–31B. September 2006. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 11 (6.2): 42–43. September 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 12 (6.2): 42–43. September 2008. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 13 (6.2): 38–39. September 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 14 (6.2): 38–39. September 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 15 (6.2): 46–47. September 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 wooden roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 16 (6.2): 46–47. September 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2013 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today 17 (6.2): 40–41. September 2013. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved June 30, 2014.