In the late 1990s, Arrow was focused on constructing non-looping coasters and made a number of rides such as their Mad Mouse model. Tennessee Tornado was the first looping coaster they had built in several years. New track design, new loop sizes and shapes, and new support structures were all created for this coaster. Up to this point, most of their big coasters had scaffolding-like supports with many small tubes and metal cables, but Tennessee Tornado was their first major ride built with tubular steel beam supports. The track rail supports changed from multiple pieces welded together to a single-piece construction.
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