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Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut

One of the special things about Wooden Warrior is that it is the first coaster by The Gravity Group to feature their "Timberliner" trains.  These really are the first modern built from the ground up coaster trains as they are not modeled on a previous design. 

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut

The Gravity Group sat down and basically designed the ultimate train to fit their coaster designs.  Needless to say it takes all of the curves and drops that the Wooden Warrior has to throw at it perfectly.

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut

Wooden Warrior opened at Quassy in 2011 and was the parks first wooden roller coaster in the parks existence. Actually Quassy was coaster free for the first 43 years operation before adding the Little Dipper in 1959.  In the 1960's a Wild Mouse was added and then in the early 1980's that was replaced by a larger Mad Mouse.

Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut

Moving on up with their coasters the Mad Mouse ended its run in 2010 to be replaced with Wooden Warrior.

The Wooden Warrior Roller Coaster at Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut

There are a few things to notice in this photo.  First off check out the startled expressions on the riders in the front car.  It is a little bit of shock and surprise because they really weren't expecting what was happening to them because the Wooden Warrior is a "jr" sized ride standing at 45 feet tall.  Then notice their hair.  As you can see it has been thrown up into the air by some powerful negative-g forces. 

If riders are getting airtime like this before reaching the bottom of the first drop just imagine what the rest of the ride is like.  Yes it is that good.


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