Day Trip: Thunderbird Now Open at Holiday World

Hang time.

Christmas arrives early for thrill-seekers with the advent of Holiday World’s $22 million Thunderbird. The nation’s first launched wing-formation steel roller coaster dangles riders off the side of the track and rockets them through a 14-story loop and a zero-gravity roll after going from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Sit in an outside seat for the most gut-churning experience. 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, 812-937-4401,


Ride preview from Holiday World’s YouTube Channel:


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