New for 2004 at Knott's Camp Snoopy
in the Mall of America
located in Bloomington, MN is the Timberland Twister. It is the third roller coaster
Ripsaw Roller Coaster
and Lil' Shaver. The station
for the new roller coaster
has taken over the Northwoods Stage area. Timberland Twister was built by Gerstlauer of Germany
who also built Spinning Dragons
of Worlds of Fun
in Kansas City, Missouri
Timberland Twister interacts well with the scenery of Knott's Camp Snoopy as it makes a 360 degree turn around the Kite Eating Tree swings ride and ducks underneath the Pepsi Ripsaw. The spinning cars for the ride allow four people sitting across from each other in pairs, which when the weight is not distributed evenly will provide higher lateral Gs on turns. Timberland Twister is not a spinning wild mouse ride as it does not have the wild mouse's signature hairpin turns.
- Length of Track: 1345 ft.
- Length of Ride: ~1:30
- Top Speed: 31 mph
- Height: 54 ft
- Trains: 6 trains with 1 car per train. 2 rows of 2 persons per car.
Sources: www.campsnoopy.com and www.rcdb.com