Hades 360 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHades 360
The airtime hill at the back of the parking lot prior to being rebuilt
|Previously known as Hades|
|Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park|
|Opening date||May 14, 2013|
|Manufacturer||The Gravity Group|
|Height||136 ft (41 m)|
|Drop||140 ft (43 m)|
|Length||4,746 ft (1,447 m)|
|Speed||60 mph (97 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||65°|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Hades 360 at RCDB
Pictures of Hades 360 at RCDB
Hades 360 is a wooden roller coaster at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. When it opened in 2005, the coaster was known as Hades; it was renamed in 2013 when the 360 degree roll was installed. It is the largest roller coaster in the park. Hades 360 is a rarity among wooden roller coasters due to its 360 degree roll, 110-degree over banked turn, steep 65-degree drop as well as its 90-degree banked turn, as drops and angles this steep are generally not included on wooden roller coasters due to structural limitations. The ride was designed by The Gravity Group.
Hades opened on May 14, 2005. In 2013, the park had The Gravity Group add a 360-degree inverted roll at 32 feet (9.8 m) in place of the second hill, as well as an overbanked turn. The ride was also renamed Hades 360 and received a new Timberliner train. Two rows had to be added in the station to accommodate the new train because it is longer than the old train. The old train had ten rows, the new train has twelve.
In its debut year in 2005, Hades 360 was voted "Best New Ride" by Amusement Today magazine. It has also received a number of other awards which are summarized below.
|Golden Ticket Awards: Top wooden Roller Coasters|
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