After 66 days of waiting and more clues than one can count, Holiday World finally let the cat or should I say bird out of the bag. Tonight, Thunderbird was officially unveiled to the adoring public during a live stream beamed directly from Santa Claus, IN. The crowd was definitely not disappointed by Thunderbird, the parks first steel roller coaster. The $22 million coaster is more than double what the park has paid for any other single ride. Thunderbird is the first winged launch coaster built by B&M and will also be the first time the company itself has designed a launch mechanism. The ride track sports a brilliant orange color that is offset by the vibrant blue of the bird shaped trains. The launch will take riders from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The coaster also features 3,035 feet of track starting with a 140 high Immelmann loop followed by a 125 standard loop. Also included in the ride is a Horseshoe, an Elevated Spiral, a Zero-G roll, a S curve, 2 “headchopper” keyholes and a 360 in-line twist. Thunderbird will also feature not one but two crossovers with the park's other famous coaster, The Voyage. Construction is already underway for Thunderbird and it is expected to open next Spring.