It is noticeable for being located at the front-side of the park and is easily seen from I-15. It has green track with mostly silver supports with the only execption being bright yellow supports on the launch tower.
Elements: overbanked turn, zero-G roll, two tunnels, LSM lift
WICKED is a launched rollercoaster designed by Lagoon and built by Zierer, featuring many elements of a new modern rollercoaster, which is uncommon for Zierer, and unusual for Lagoon as well. The ride can be considered "extreme" due to the fact the ride is launched, pulls 4.885 gs, and features overbanked turns and a zero-g roll. It was rumored to be named by the daughter of Dal Freeman (a designer/engineer of Magnum-XL-200) as "Wicked," after the famous musical and book. But the ride itself is themed after being "one WICKED ride!"
Riders start by turning in a dark, misty tunnel, before shooting straight up the 110 ft vertical launch hill at 45MPH, cresting, and then going down the other side of the tower, also vertical. Riders then go up and over a small airtime hill, before going up and quickly flipping around a sharp overbanked turn. The track levels out, before sending riders up into a zero-G roll. The riders then descend, and then quickly pass around a small, shallow turn into the break run.
Riders descend into a double half-pipe, then being twisted to the right, left, then into a right half downward helix, then twisting to the left, then descending into a trench covered by a tunnel, before ascending and leveling out into the break run as the ride ends.
A welding problem was discovered before the ride's intended opening, and parts of the track had to be rebuilt or replaced. Also on one of its first test runs when the launch was not near full power as it is now, the train did not clear the overbanked turn and almost stopped, but instead rolled back, and valleyed between the bottom of the launch hill and the airtime hill.
When Wicked opened on June 1 2007, the ride appeared on a Fox news report, including ride reviews, and an on-ride POV. When the ride first opened, news spread throughout the entire park, and the line extended from Wicked (just beside the parking lot) to the east side of the Wild Mouse (south Midway)