Ride Statistics

Intimidator™, will be the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in the Southeast. This massive attraction with stand 232-feet tall at its highest peak; send riders plunging down a 211-foot first drop at a 74-degree angle and then race along 5,316-feet of track at speeds in excess of 75 MPH!

Physical Dimensions:

Track Length: 5,316'
Highest Peak: 232'
Height of First Drop: 211'
Angle of First Drop: 74°
Height of Other Hills: 178’, 151’, 105’, 90’, 62’, 52’, 48’
Total Drops: 8 (including initial drop)

Time, Speed, Capacity:

Fastest Speed: 75-80 mph
Ride Time: 3 minutes, 33 seconds
Hourly Capacity:: 1,600 riders
Number of Trains: Three
Train Description: Each train has 8 cars with four seats per car (32-passenger)

Structure & Design:

Ride Structure: 3,391,200 lbs.
Track: 1,567,000 lbs.
Supports: 1,500,100 lbs.
Braking System: Combination of magnetic and friction brakes
Acres Covered: 10 acres
Manufacturer: Bolliger and Mabillard


Investment: $23 million

Scheduled Debut:

Date: Spring 2010
Ride Guidelines: Guests must be at least 54" tall


Intimidator Train

The trains on Intimidator™ will feature unique, open-air stadium-style seating with a simple T-bar style restraint that extends from the floor between the rider’s feet with the bar resting across the rider’s lap. These 'side-less' trains take away a feeling of protection for the riders and allows them to experience an unobstructed view of all the thrills of this record-breaking roller coaster! The trains will also be fashioned to mirror Dale Earnhardt’s 1998 RCR No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

About The Designer

Bolliger & Mabillard (more commonly known as B&M) is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1988 by Walter Bolliger and Claude Mabillard, with Bolliger acting as president and Mabillard as vice president. The company started with four employees and has since grown to more than 30 people, comprised primarily of engineers and draftsmen.

Since 1990, B&M has designed a number of ground-breaking and critically acclaimed roller coasters. In fact, B&M feature 20 of the top 50 roller coasters on the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards Top 50 Steel Coasters List for 2007, four of which are listed in the top 10. They have more coasters on the list than any other ride manufacturer.

B&M roller coasters are renowned for their smooth ride, comfortable seats and restraints, reliability, low maintenance, impeccable safety record and ride capacity.

B&M is the same firm that brought Afterburn to Carowinds in 1999 and Vortex in 1992.