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Hades 360
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The airtime hill at the back of the parking lot prior to being rebuilt
Previously known as Hades
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Coordinates 43°37′01″N 89°47′21″W / 43.617004°N 89.789279°W / 43.617004; -89.789279Coordinates: 43°37′01″N 89°47′21″W / 43.617004°N 89.789279°W / 43.617004; -89.789279
Status Operating
Opening date May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
General statistics
Type Wood
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)
Inversions 1
Duration 2:20
Max vertical angle 65°
G-force 3.5
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.

History

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.

Awards

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
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Ranking 6 3 5 6 9 8 8 12 14 26 31 36
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