Twisting, diving, thundering ...
|Theme Park||Six Flags St Louis|
|Park Area||1904 World's Fair|
|Opened||20 June 2008|
|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International|
|Max Speed||48 mph|
American Thunder is one of three woodies at Six Flags St Louis, and sits in the park's 1904 World's Fair section.
The rollercoaster was built by Great Coasters International and features a twisted track layout featuring plenty of turns, drops and some pops of airtime.
It includes an 80 foot first drop which twists to the left as it dives, banked turns up to 67°, sixteen hills and seventeen crossovers.
The ride uses GCI's Millennium Flyer trains, helping to create a comfortable riding experience and allowing for some impressive manoeuvers.
When it opened in 2008 the ride was named Evil Knievel after the motorcycle stunt rider. This was changed to the current American Thunder in 2011.
American Thunder is a solid woodie with plenty of fun moments, and is well paced. It delivers numerous thrills and is one of the best rollercoasters available at Six Flags St Louis.
Climbing the lift hill
Over a hill
Millennium Flyer trains