Fairly Odd Coaster (Nickelodeon Universe)

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Fairly Odd Coaster
Fairly Odd Coaster MOA.jpg
Fairly Odd Coaster
Previously known as Timberland Twister (2004–2007)
Nickelodeon Universe
Park section Southeast
Status Operating
Opening date March 15, 2004 (2004-03-15)
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning – Indoor
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Spinning Coaster Model 420/4
Track layout Twister
Lift/launch system Chain-lift
Height 54 ft (16 m)
Drop 34 ft (10 m)
Length 1,345 ft (410 m)
Speed 31 mph (50 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
Max vertical angle 50°
Capacity 480-720 riders per hour
G-force 3.2
Height restriction 43 in (109 cm)
Trains 6 trains with a single car. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per train.
Fairly Odd Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Fairly Odd Coaster at RCDB

Fairly Odd Coaster (known formerly as Timberland Twister) is a spinning roller coaster themed to The Fairly OddParents that opened on March 15, 2004 at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America. Individual cars have two rows facing each other and each car spins independently throughout the course of the ride. The ride is geared toward families.

History[edit]

Fairly Odd Coaster opened as "Timberland Twister" at Camp Snoopy and is the first spinning roller coaster from Gerstlauer and the first of its kind. A month later, a complete copy of the ride opened at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri called Spinning Dragons. A discontinued feature of Fairly Odd Coaster was an on-ride video system that allowed guests to purchase DVDs of their ride on the attraction.

The ride was installed by Ride Entertainment Group, who handles all of Gerstlauer's operations in the Western Hemisphere.[1][2]

The Fairly Odd Coaster name was previously shared with rollercoasters at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio before they were both renamed and rethemed as Woodstock Express.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerstlauer busy in 2011". Park World Magazine. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Projects". Ride Entertainment Group. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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