Thrill Rides - Arkansas TwisterBack To Home
Hundreds of thousands of feet of wooden boards zig –zag high above Timberwood Amphitheater to create the park’s marquee ride – Arkansas Twister. This classic out-and-back coaster heads out of the station to transport riders to the top of its lift hill after which it releases to a 92-foot drop propelling you through an up-and-down journey across 3,500 feet of track at top speeds of 50 mph. You’ll experience the sensation of weightlessness, alternating with periods of downward force nearly three times the force of gravity!
This ride was one of William L “Bill” Cobb’s many masterpieces in roller coaster engineering. Its original home was in Florida where it operated under the names Roaring Tiger and Florida Hurricane. It was a favorite ride of pop star Michael Jackson when he was on a shoot for a few weeks in that area. Magic Springs purchased the ride in 1991 and it was transported to the park, from Florida, in 40 semi-trailers. It opened in 1992 with the first ride on May 30. Since that time, multiple generations of Arkansans have shrieked and screamed up and down its track.
It is a high-thrill experience available to riders at height of at least 48”.