Wolverine Wildcat viewed from near Rip Cord
|Opening date||May 18, 1988|
|Designer||Curtis D. Summers|
|Lift/launch system||Chain Lift|
|Height||85 ft (26 m)|
|Drop||85 ft (26 m)|
|Length||3,000 ft (910 m)|
|Speed||55 mph (89 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||50°|
|Capacity||700 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
Fast Lane available
|Wolverine Wildcat at RCDB
Pictures of Wolverine Wildcat at RCDB
The Wolverine Wildcat is a wooden roller coaster at Michigan's Adventure, an amusement park near Muskegon, Michigan. It first opened in 1988 before Cedar Fair purchased the park. It is located in Timbertown, near the Timbertown Railway Station. It was the commonly referred to as the most thrilling ride at Michigan's Adventure until Shivering Timbers was built in 1998. The ride has a double out and back layout that is loosely based on Phoenix at Knoebels' Amusement Resort. Wolverine Wildcat celebrated its 20th year at Michigan's Adventure in 2008, which was also Shivering Timbers' 10th anniversary and Thunderhawk's opening year.
Although various amusement rides and other coasters had been added to the park, the introduction of this coaster signaled a move into the big leagues along with a name change from Deer Park Funland to Michigan's Adventure. The coaster was designed by Curtis D. Summers and built by the Dinn Corporation. It was the first new project for the duo Dinn & Summers, who would go on to build an additional nine coasters over the next four years. The ride has been retracked by Martin & Vleminckx.
- "Retracking". Martin & Vleminckx. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
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