American Thunder at Six Flags St. Louis
American Thunder (formerly Evel Knievel)
Six Flags St. Louis (Website)
United States of America
2009 Wooden Golden Ticket Awards Rank: 13th (Winners)
2009 Wooden Internet Coaster Poll Rank: 16th (Poll Results)
Stats from RCDB
Year Born: 2008
Speed: 48 mph
Designer: Great Coasters International
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American Thunder Images
Image courtesy of PR Newswire | Theme Park Review has more pictures of Evel Knievel | Aerial View
American Thunder Wikipedia Page
American Thunder is a wooden roller coaster that opened June 20, 2008 at Six Flags St. Louis. It is themed to the famous stunt-performer of the same name. This $7 Million GCII wooden roller coaster features an 80-foot drop with a top speed of 50 MPH, going through a course of 2,700 feet of track. This ride features 16 hills and multiple high banked turns at up to 67° angles. The layout crosses over and under itself seventeen times. This ride also features two 24-passenger Millennium Flyer trains for better cornering. Read the full entry.
American Thunder Video
Please note – the lights are usually not on in the tunnel. Watch this Evel Knievel Video on YouTube.
Note – This video was filmed by professionals with permission from the park.
For safety reasons, please DO NOT take a camera on a roller coaster.
American Thunder Reviews & Ratings
Average Rating: 8.4/10
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