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I am still hoping for some sly BTTF Part III references in the ride theming. They already have been with the Jules Verne teasers since the author was an idol of Doc. Brown. lol

 

The first drop illustrated:

 

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We visited this past weekend for the Harvest Festival.   We had a good but not great time.  Good because the park decorations are beautiful, the weather was great (although a bit hot), and riding at n

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Less than 2 Hours Left Until Our Biggest Announcement Ever. Be sure tune into Facebook Live at 11:00AM (CDT)!

 

It's almost here!!!

 

Looks like I have to get my laptop now to watch theirs and kd at the same time. #FirstWorldProblems

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Looks like I have to get my laptop now to watch theirs and kd at the same time. #FirstWorldProblems

Silver Dollar City is an hour after Kings Dominion.

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I'm definitely way more excited for this announcement than Mean Streak's. I don't care what the layout is or the cars are. I just want to know what this thing is! It's just so unique!

 

For the Mean Streak announcement, all I want to know are the stats, trains, and name. We already know most all of the rest, so I can't foresee any big layout surprises. Mean Streak may be the biggest RMC to date, but it still pales in my curiousity to SDC's ride.

 

Mean Streak's announcement is at 12:00 EST, right? (AKA 11:00 CDT — same as SDC) If so, then the true first world problem is having to get out two devices to stream two separate, major leisure time industry announcements because it is your hobby.

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Looks like I have to get my laptop now to watch theirs and kd at the same time. #FirstWorldProblems

Silver Dollar City is an hour after Kings Dominion.

 

Yeah I juast realised that.

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Silver Dollar City Announces

~Time Traveler~

World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster

A Revolutionary Coaster Ahead of Our Time Launches Spring 2018

 

 

(Branson, MO 8/16/17) Following months of speculation and extreme interest radiating within the amusement industry and from coaster enthusiasts around the globe, Silver Dollar City announces the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster with the spring 2018 debut of Time Traveler. The Branson, Missouri internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park makes history again with this custom-designed, custom-engineered attraction that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families.

 

Time Traveler will be world record-breaking:

 

• Fastest – Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour

• Steepest - A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop…straight down. Custom-engineered to have

an immediate out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside

• Tallest - Custom-designed for mountainous terrain with its tallest point at 100 feet

• First & Only with Three Inversions - a Dive Loop, a Vertical Loop and a Zero-G Roll

• First & Only with a Vertical Loop - A 95-foot tall loop

• First and Only Double Launch – 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds; 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds

 

At an investment of $26 million, this is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction EVER. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City is working with renowned coaster manufacturer MACK RIDES of Waldkirch, Germany. MACK RIDES, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations, shared Silver Dollar City’s dream to create Time Traveler as a one-of-a-kind ride that combines a variety of coaster elements with mountainous terrain. The track crosses over itself 14 times in total.

 

“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.”

 

Many coaster enthusiasts have pointed out the paradox of an 1880s-inspired theme park developing a track record for revolutionizing roller coasters: Time Traveler follows the daring wood coaster Outlaw Run, which after its debut in 2013, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and earned the coveted title of the industry’s “Best New Ride” that year. “Today, several years later, Outlaw Run still carries high prestige globally, and now Time Traveler will build upon that record-breaking tradition,” said Thomas.

 

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Here's a few photos from Chadster who was covering the media event & construction tour for us today!

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SDC has seriously out done themselves!! There is no doubt in my mind that this coaster is going to be a HUGE hit!! I'm super excited for the park! The staff all seems so excited about this addition!

 

Can't wait to head back to the park in 2018 to give this thing a spin!

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They made a big deal out of saying that the ride contains a new magnetically-controlled spinning system that won't let it go too crazy on the spins. On stage they called out the test on Blue Fire and said that the spinning there was deemed too intense so they got together w/ SDC and toned it down.

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They made a big deal out of saying that the ride contains a new magnetically-controlled spinning system that won't let it go too crazy on the spins. On stage they called out the test on Blue Fire and said that the spinning there was deemed too intense so they got together w/ SDC and toned it down.

 

This is GREAT news to hear. I know I was hesitant about the spinning, but if it is toned down, so it can't get too crazy... Then hopefully those of us who have issues with spinning coasters should still be good!!

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Holy mother of god this is awesome and I love that the cars will spin for the entire ride! I feel awful for the ride ops though. Sales of kitty litter and rubber gloves are about to go through the roof in Branson. Get the hoses ready.

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Holy mother of god this is awesome and I love that the cars will spin for the entire ride! I feel awful for the ride ops though. Sales of kitty litter and rubber gloves are about to go through the roof in Branson. Get the hoses ready.

 

 

I am personally disappointed this is a spinner (because I hate them) but otherwise it looks great.

 

Congrats to the SDC locals!

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I see they are super quiet on the building that certainly is being built mid course which I believe is a show building. You see the stop before launch on the preview video.

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