Silver Dollar City sends off Fire In the Hole coaster with farewell season

Silver Dollar City will close its indoor roller coaster, Fire In the Hole, at the end of the park’s 2023 season.

Riders onboard Fire in the Hole, passing an old western town
Images courtesy of Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. will open for the 2023 season on March 11, 2023 — just in time for spring break. This year will be the last chance for longtime guests and new visitors alike to experience Fire In the Hole, a park signature for over 50 years. The coaster, which opened in 1972, will permanently close when the park concludes its season at the end of December.

“This Grand Finale season of the original Fire In the Hole is paving the way for continued growth and new adventures at Silver Dollar City,” said Brad Thomas, president of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “There will be exciting announcements in the future!”

Riders onboard Fire in the Hole, passing an old western town

The park didn’t announce any specific replacement, but promises “unprecedented growth slated for the next ten years.” Management also teased special events themed around the classic coaster throughout Silver Dollar City’s 2023 calendar.

Farewell to a Classic

Fire In the Hole places rides in the role of volunteer firefighters called to save a town from flames.

Painting of an old western town on fire, with firefighters arriving in a horse-drawn brigade
The mural that hangs in the queue for Fire In the Hole

“More than 25 million guests have been entertained by the Fire In the Hole adventure since the attraction opened a half-century ago,” said Thomas. “Today’s riders include grandparents who remember riding when THEY were kids, and now they share the fun and unique experience with THEIR grandkids!”

The Grand Finale of Fire In The Hole | World's Most Historic Indoor Coaster

Planning Your Visit

If you want to make it to Silver Dollar City to experience Fire In the Hole one last time — or for your first ride — you have all of 2023 to do so. Single-day park tickets start at $85, and the lowest-tier season pass is $139.

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