Hades 360

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Hades 360
Previously known as Hades
WisconsinDellsWisconsinRollercoaster.jpg
The airtime hill at the back of the parking lot prior to being rebuilt
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Coordinates43°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
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)
General statistics
TypeWood
ManufacturerThe Gravity Group
Height136 ft (41 m)
Drop140 ft (43 m)
Length4,746 ft (1,447 m)
Speed60 mph (97 km/h)
Inversions1
Duration2:20
Max vertical angle65°
G-force3.5
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Hades 360 at RCDB
Pictures of Hades 360 at RCDB

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. Hades 360 is a rarity among wooden roller coasters due to its 360 degree roll, 110-degree over banked turn,[1] 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 at 32 feet (9.8 m) in place of the second hill, as well as an overbanked turn. The ride was also renamed Hades 360 and received a new Timberliner train.[2] 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.

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Ranking 6[3] 3[4] 5[5] 6[6] 9[7] 8[8] 8[9] 12[10] 14[11] 26[12] 31[13] 36[14] 38[15] 47[16]


Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best wood-Tracked Roller Coaster[17]
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. ^ Hades Facts, Roller Coaster Database
  2. ^ http://www.mtolympuspark.com/attractions/wisconsin-dells-outdoor-theme-park/hades
  3. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 22–23B. September 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today: 30–31B. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 11 (6.2): 42–43. September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 12 (6.2): 42–43. September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 13 (6.2): 38–39. September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 14 (6.2): 38–39. September 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 15 (6.2): 46–47. September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 16 (6.2): 46–47. September 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  11. ^ "2013 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 17 (6.2): 40–41. September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  12. ^ "2014 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 18 (6.2): 38–39. September 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "2015 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 19 (6.2): 45–46. September 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  14. ^ "2016 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 20 (6.2): 46. September 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  15. ^ "2017 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 21 (6.2): 50. September 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  16. ^ "2018 Top 50 wooden Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 22 (6.2): 48. September 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  17. ^ Hawker, Mitch. "Wooden Roller Coaster Poll 20 Year Results Table (1994–2013)". Best Roller Coaster Poll. Retrieved June 30, 2014.