According to the Roller Coaster Database website, there are just 115 wooden roller-coasters left in the United States. Youll have a pretty far drive if you want to enjoy any of them.
Tennessee now has just one surviving wooden roller coaster, the Thunderhead at Dollywood. Arkansas also has just one wooden roller coaster, the Arkansas Twister at Magic Springs amusement park outside Hot Springs.
Despite it's zippy name, our own coaster really didnt have that much zip. It reached a top speed of just 40 mph, compared to the 100-plus miles per hours riders attain on some of the more modern steel contraptions. But it was sure fun while it lasted, wasnt it?