“It was an exciting project to augment the wooden coaster, combining the underground uniqueness of the original Hades with a gravity-defying 360-degree upside-down loop," explains Mike Graham, Rollercoaster Engineer, Gravity Group.
Wisconsin Dells, WI (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
A “must-do” for thrill seekers, the newly transformed Hades 360º roller coaster is now roaring through Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, located in the Wisconsin Dells. Hades 360º is the world’s first 100% wooden roller coaster that features a hair-raising 360-degree barrel roll and the world’s longest underground tunnel. Plus, with speeds up to 70 mph and a 13-story drop, daredevils can experience Hades on wheels unlike ever before.
A new twist on the original “award-winning" Hades that debuted in 2005, Hades 360º now packs a punch straight out of the gate. First, riders board a new train that flies through a series of breath-taking pre-lift hill combinations before descending into an underground tunnel. Riders resurface from Hades’ dark domain to be flipped head-over-heels in the new barrel roll followed by a mind-bending, 110-degree over-banked turn. Next, the coaster “pops” over an airtime-filled hill before revisiting the completely dark underworld ruled by Hades.
“It was an exciting project to augment the wooden coaster, combining the underground uniqueness of the original Hades with a gravity-defying 360-degree upside-down loop. Plus, we created a new state-of-the-art Timberliner roller coaster train to offer Hades 360º riders a much smoother ride—it feels more like riding on a steel coaster,” explains Mike Graham, Rollercoaster Engineer, Gravity Group.
With its unique construction, Hades 360º roller coaster also features:
- The world’s longest underground track measuring 1,400 feet underground.
- A sharp, 90-degree turn in the dark, underground tunnel.
- An impressive incline of 162 feet to the top drop.
- Total track length of 4,746 feet.
Guests “Stay and Play Free!” at Mt. Olympus Resorts
A trip to the Wisconsin Dells isn’t complete without a stay at Mt. Olympus Resort—the world’s largest water and theme park resort. That’s because all-day fun is included with every stay. Reserve a room at Mt. Olympus Resort and each registered guest will receive free unlimited access to experience Hades 360º as well as the world famous indoor and outdoor water and theme parks—a savings of at least $39.99 per person on admission to Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park.
From go karts and kiddie rides to water slides and 18-holes of championship golf, Mount Olympus Resort has enough free fun for a lifetime of memories. To learn more about “Stay and Play Free!” resort amenities and park perks exclusive to guests at Mount Olympus Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, please call 800-800-4997 or visit MtOlympusPark.com.
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