RIDE MORE. WAIT LESS. SPEED PAST THE LINES WITH FAST LANE!
Since its debut in 1989, Timber Wolf has cast an imposing shadow on the surrounding woods as Worlds of Fun's first wooden roller coaster. Timber Wolf opened as the top wooden coaster in the world and then received accolades as a top wooden coaster for over 8 consecutive years.
Now, fan favorite and our original wooden coaster gets a new finale! We are replacing the helix with a high-speed over banked 70 degree turn. This thrilling final corner turns riders nearly sideways!
This twisted ending has been three-years in the making. In 2015, Worlds of Fun reengineered the track from the top of the first lift to the first bank. Then in 2016, work continued up to the beginning of the helix.
Tony Carovillano, General Manager said, “The Timber Wolf has been a park staple for 29 years. Over the past three years guests have felt the difference that re-tracking and re-engineering has made in the ride’s overall experience. We know that the new twist at the end of this classic coaster will give guests a whole new reason to ride."
Timber Wolf by the numbers: Timber Wolf opened in 1989 and climbs 100’ high. This classic coaster is in the Americana section of Worlds of Fun. Guests need to be 48” tall to ride. Timber Wolf features two trains of 6 cars arranged 2 across and in two rows per car. How many ride at once? Easy – 24 riders per train. This new featured element is designed and constructed by Great Coasters International.
Gold and Platinum passholders will be the first to ride with our #GoldPass Sneak Peek in late spring 2018.
Timber Wolf joins two other projects in 2018: the all-new Nordic Chaser which is set to open on opening day 4/21/18. Plus, we are adding several new festive holiday features that will be unveiled when the second year of WinterFest opens before Thanksgiving on November 17, 2018.