Hornet (roller coaster)

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Wonderland Park (Texas)
Coordinates 35°14′39″N 101°49′59″W / 35.2442°N 101.8330°W / 35.2442; -101.8330Coordinates: 35°14′39″N 101°49′59″W / 35.2442°N 101.8330°W / 35.2442; -101.8330
Status Operating
Opening date June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03)
Six Flags Astroworld
Park section Oriental Corner
Coordinates 29°40′35″N 95°24′17″W / 29.6763°N 95.4047°W / 29.6763; -95.4047
Status Relocated to Wonderland Park
Opening date May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)
Closing date October 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)
Boblo Island
Status Relocated to Six Flags AstroWorld
Opening date 1988 (1988)
Closing date 1993 (1993)
General statistics
Type Steel – Enclosed
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Twister roller coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 28 ft (8.5 m)
Length 1,148 ft (350 m)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Hornet at RCDB
Pictures of Hornet at RCDB

Hornet is a family twister roller coaster located at Wonderland Park in Amarillo, Texas. It was previously enclosed and located at Six Flags AstroWorld.


The ride originally debuted at Boblo Island as Nightmare. When that park closed, it was relocated to Six Flags AstroWorld and renamed Mayan Mindbender. The Mayan Mindbender was an indoor ride themed to a pyramid structure. After Astroworld closed at the end of the 2005 season, the ride moved again to Wonderland Park in Amarillo, Texas, where it reopened in 2009 as Hornet.[1]


  1. ^ Newman, Brad (April 8, 2009). "3 rides opening at park". Amarillo Globe News. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 

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