September 2, 2014

Lifestyle
Timber Twister Alpine Coaster Exceeds Revenue Expectations
By KBJR News 1


DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---Hundreds of people celebrated the Timber Twister's second birthday at Spirit Mountain's Adventure Park Sunday.

Some party goers at the Birthday Bash got their face painted, jumped in a bouncy house and indulged in birthday cake.

The Timber Twister is a 6 minute coaster ride and hits speeds of up to 26 miles per hour.

Adventure Park officials say ridership has been steady this year and the attraction has exceeded projected revenue by 200 percent.

"It's definitely our most popular ride," Erika Osterman, Outdoor Operations Manager said. "I would say 95 percent of the people ride it twice."

The Timber Twister is the only alpine coaster in the Midwest, and one of four in the United States.