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Holiday World's 'Thunderbird' to be the subject of Travel Channel show this week

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A new show on the Travel Channel will debut this week, and Holiday World's new ride Thunderbird will be the main focus of the first episode.

"Thrill Factor", which premieres Wednesday night, will test Thunderbird's forces, which takes riders from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds.

Former Mythbusters stars Kari Byron and Tory Belleci will headline the show.

"I have to admit we were all star-struck to ride Thunderbird with Kari and Tory," Holiday World President Matt Eckert said. "We 'lab rats' wore monitors to test which gender best handles Thunderbird's 'thrill factor.' We'll learn the results with everyone else on Wednesday."

Holiday World will live tweet during the show with behind-the-scenes facts and commentary about working with the show's cast and crew.

"Thrill Factor" will be on the Travel Channel at 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, with re-runs appearing throughout the rest of the week.

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