Shivering Timbers
Shivering Timbers (Michigan's Adventure) - Onride - (720p)

Shivering Timbers (Michigan's Adventure) - Onride - (720p)

Park Michigan's Adventure
Location USAMuskegon, Michigan
Status Open
Opened May 23, 1998
Cost $4,500,000
Height restriction 48 inches
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Type Wooden- Out and Back
Model Custom
Riders per train 24
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 125 feet (38.1 meters) feet
Drop 107 feet (32.6 meters) feet
Top speed 57 mph (91.7 km/h) mph
Length 5,838 feet (1,779.4 meters) feet
Duration 2:30
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 55
Maximum g-force 3.8

Shivering Timbers is a Custom Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at Michigan's Adventure in Muskegon, Michigan. Although the ride was built by Custom Coasters International, the trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters.


The ride starts with a left turn out of the station and on to the 122 ft lift hill. At the base of the lift hill, the train reaches its maximum speed of 57 mph . Following the lift hill are two camelback hills, the first being 100 ft tall, and the second being 95 ft tall. In these hills, riders experience "ejector air-time." The train then jumps a bunny hop and another camelback hill and a double-up hill, before turning around for the second half of its course. After the turnaround, the train hits another bunny hop and another double-up hill. After the double-up hill is a unique element known as a "trick track," in which the track banks from side to side, on an otherwise flat section. After the trick track, there is a series of 5 bunny hop hills. After the last hill there is an on-ride photo camera and the ride's finale, a 630 degree helix, in which riders experience lateral g-force. After the helix, the train slides on to the final brake run and does a u-turn back into the station.


2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc..


Since Shivering Timbers opened, it has been among the best wooden roller coasters in the world.

Golden Ticket Awards: Top Wooden Roller Coasters
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ranking 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 6 6 7 10 11 9 9
Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: Best Wooden-Tracked Roller Coaster
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Ranking 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 10 14 15 19 24 22 21
NAPHA Survey: Favorite Wood Roller Coaster[1]
Year 2005 2006 2007
Ranking N/A 3 N/A

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External Sources


Michigan's Adventure Roller Coasters
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