Specific Type: Wooden
The latest coaster adventure at Muskegon, Michigan's Michigan's Adventure park debuted in May of 1998 for the park's 30th year in operation and was a success.Shivering Timbers, the world's 4th fastest, 4th longest, 9th tallest wooden thrillride, provides it's passengers with an amazing amount of airtime and a few surprises during the 2 and a half-minute long ride. Designed by Custom Coasters International, the 'Timbers along with giving a long and smooth experience also offers characteristics last seen on wooden coasters of 75 years before Shivering Timbers. Included in those characteristics are huge camelback hills, most only slightly smaller than the last, a swooping / climbing turn-around and a surprise trick-track element in which riders are tossed to the left and right several times while traveling at a quick clip.
After being dispatched from the station, the train curves to the left before beginning a 125-foot ascent. Once at the top, the Timbers truely begin Shivering when the initial drop sends you speeding the full distance to the ground. Next, an 11-story hill catapaults passengers out of their seats momentarily before a second drop leads them into another huge hill. A hop along the ground arrives next and eventually leads to the speedy turn-around - a 125-degree curve sagging in the middle. After re-tracing the course with a series of hops, the train dives into the structure for the trick-track. Once again, several more humps follow leading into an incredible 530-degree helix pulling amazing lateral g's.
With seemingly endless airtime and a surprising course, Shivering Timbers is the type of coaster that keeps it's riders coming back for more.
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