There's just something about wooden roller coasters when it comes to summertime amusement park rides. One of the more notable coasters built in recent years is luckily only an hour northwest of Madison in Wisconsin Dells. The 160-foot tall Hades opened at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in 2005, and boasts a 65 drop, speeds up to 70 mph, and the world longest underground tunnel. The rollercoaster made so much of an impression when it opened that it was declared to be one of the "Top 10 Wooden Coasters of 2005" by Amusement Today, only to better itself in the 2006 edition of the awards.
Hades is naturally a magnet for video cameras, footage from both on and alongside the ride shot by coaster documentarians and casual riders alike. Rob Alvey of Theme Park Review -- an online depository of ride photos and videos as well as a host of international rollercoaster excursions -- has shot and released two clips from the marquee ride at Mt. Olympus. The first of these is a four-minutefeature tour of the ride that's set to Twisted Sister's "Burn in Hell."
This video along with several others follows below.