In 2013 Hades Will Become Hades 360
Hades is a wooden coaster that opened in 2005 at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park in Wisconsin. In 2013 the Gravity Group (the folks who made Hades) will add a new element onto the ride, a zero-g-roll. So far this is the third “wooden” coaster to be opening with an inversion next year. Outlaw Run and Iron Rattler are the other two that have been announced. OK, Iron Rattler will technically be a steel coaster but I’m counting it because it used to be wooden and will still have wood supports.
The zero-g-roll on Hades 360 will be located right after the world’s longest coaster tunnel. Right now there is an airtime hill in that spot but it will be removed for the inversion.
Mt. Olympus is promoting the ride as the world’s first full wooden coaster. Already some are disputing about whether or not this claim is true. Outlaw Run is being marketed as a woodie yet has steel topper track. It is still officially a wooden coaster though.
Here is a promotional video (sorry, no POV yet):
What do you think? How does Hades 360 compare with the other looping woodies? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
- Outlaw Run Update (coasterguy.wordpress.com)