Silver Dollar City begins testing ‘Time Traveler’ spinning coaster

by Brittani Tuttle
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First testing has gone underway for Silver Dollar City’s upcoming coaster, Time Traveler.

Silver Dollar City, the award-winning theme park in Branson, Mo., has begun testing what they call the “world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning roller coaster” with the spring 2018 opening of Time Traveler.

Time Traveler will break records in a variety of ways:

  • Fastest – The coaster will reach a top speed of 50.3 miles per hour
  • Tallest – This attraction is custom-designed for its mountainous location, with a tallest point of 100 feet
  • Steepest – Time Traveler will feature a 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop straight down, and is custom-engineered to have an out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside
  • First and only with a Vertical Loop – The vertical loop reaches a height of 95 feet
  • First and only Double Launch – The coaster goes from 0 to 47 miles per hour in 3 seconds, and 30 to 45 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds
  • First and only with Three Inversions – Time Traveler features a vertical loop, a dive loop and a zero-gravity roll

With its investment of $26 million, Time Traveler is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction to date. For its design, concept and development, the park worked with coaster manufacturer Mack Rides in Waldkirch, Germany. Thanks to them, this coaster combines a variety of coaster elements with Silver Dollar City’s mountainous terrain. The ride track crosses over itself a total of 14 times during the experience.

“This coaster’s state-of-the-art controlled spin feature provides riders a unique thrill experience while still appealing to families,” said Brad Thomas, president of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Since Silver Dollar City’s opening day in 1960, guests have taken a journey back in time with unique and world-class experiences. We strive daily to continue that tradition through our rides, our festivals, our crafts and our food. That pursuit continues in 2018 with Time Traveler – a revolutionary coaster ahead of our time.”

Time Traveler will make its official debut in spring 2018. For more information on the upcoming coaster, and Silver Dollar City, visit the park’s website at silverdollarcity.com

Check out the Time Traveler ride vehicle reveal at IAAPA 2017, ride testing video, and the ride trailer below:


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