Highest piece added to new Holiday World coaster

Thunderbird topping out

SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) - The new roller coaster at Holiday World gets its highest piece.

The 21st piece of "Thunderbird" was hoisted into place Tuesday.

It completes the first loop of the coaster and is 140 feet in the air.

Holiday World announced the launched-wing coaster last July.

Park officials say Thunderbird is on schedule and should be ready for testing in February.

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