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It's kinda hard to tell, but based on my observation (and a little comparison) it looks like its a clone of Railblazer at California's Great America, at least layout wise. Hopefully some of that themeing comes with it

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I think they do have 8 person trains, but Silverwood seems to think their's will have will have 10 car trains (like Jersey Devil? IDK unfortunately didn't follow the details on that ride) RMC posted on their Facebook that they are excited too! https://www.facebook.com/pg/rmcoasters/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

 

Definetly a Railblazer clone, If you watch a POV of Railblazer and stop it at the top of the first drop, it matches what they show in Silverwood's animation. I'm still pumped about 2 trains though!! Tha'ts a big step forward for the park, hope they run both of them often...

 

More breaking news! They told us the location! So between Tremors and the Log Flume, don't know how exactly they are going to pull that off but... Bye Bye Elephant Ride?? (Please oh Please take out the Elephant Ride, I'm begging you Silverwood!!! )

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LOCATON REVEALED!!! Bye Bye Elephant Ride????

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More breaking news! They told us the location! So between Tremors and the Log Flume, don't know how exactly they are going to pull that off but... Bye Bye Elephant Ride?? (Please oh Please take out the Elephant Ride, I'm begging you Silverwood!!! )

 

You know where Ancient Ruins, Caved In, and Pharaohs Curse were? There. Or in other words, riding up the Log Flume lift, it'll be directly to your right. Riding Tremors, it'll be just after the breaking bridge, before you reach the second section of Topper Track.

 

Elephants doesn't need to go anywhere. Tremors is between the space this is going and Elephants anyway.

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Great addition! I love the color scheme; Silverwood needs a dash of red.

 

I keep wondering when they will pull a Holiday World and convert their 2 long-wait woodies into 2 train ops, like Holiday World for Raven and Legend years ago.

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More breaking news! They told us the location! So between Tremors and the Log Flume, don't know how exactly they are going to pull that off but... Bye Bye Elephant Ride?? (Please oh Please take out the Elephant Ride, I'm begging you Silverwood!!! )

 

You know where Ancient Ruins, Caved In, and Pharaohs Curse were? There. Or in other words, riding up the Log Flume lift, it'll be directly to your right. Riding Tremors, it'll be just after the breaking bridge, before you reach the second section of Topper Track.

 

Elephants doesn't need to go anywhere. Tremors is between the space this is going and Elephants anyway.

 

I know where the spot is, I actually took a picture of it last weekend, its a couple pages back, no biggie though.

 

I just don't know exactly how they are going to squeeze it into that space, if it's running parallel to the Log FLume (which I imagine is the case). From my measurements (via Google Maps, so take it with a grain of salt ), they would have to put the back footer right next to the exit path for Thunder Canyon, and it would stretch all the way to the path over by TT's far turnaround. There is a tree there that could stay if they move the path (which seems likely anyways), but if they want to push it back then it should land right up against the Country Carnival midway there by Super Roundup. Seems like it might be a tight fit/potential bottle neck, but we'll see. No matter what they do I'm sure it will look great!

 

On the Elephant Ride...I just think its totally unnecessary (and tacky, like everybody knows that SW is just ripping off Disney with that thing). They have three other rides that do the EXACT SAME THING, in better locations. It is sitting on prime real estate in Coaster Alley, so I hope some day soon it gets taken out and replaced with something more suitable for the area (Flying Scooters?)

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Twenty years from now I fully expect to be grumbling at yet another Raptor credit I have to get at some random small park like I do with the Boomerangs now, haha. People liked Boomerangs when they were new like we like Raptors, right? They kept building them anyway.

 

All enthusiast mandated clone whining out of the way, these are truly awesome additions for smaller to midsized parks. I haven't actually been on one yet, but the POVs look amazing and reviews seem good across the board. A park like Silverwood will benefit tremendously from this ride. Plus, it does look to me that it is a modified version of Railblazer. It will need to reprofile, if only subtly, to accomodate for 10 car trains, no?

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I am so stoked that this is (finally) happening. Love the name and theme; look forward to seeing more of the ride. I think I ought to make this my first RMC Raptor, even though more-distant CGA is oddly less painful to get to.

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Very happy to see this wonderful park working with this great roller coaster designer/builder. Now to start traveling again and get back Silverwood.

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I agree that this a great addition to the park. I've been down to SFFT a couple of times to ride Wonder Woman and I still can't get over how nuts that ride is. So much airtime and thrills packed into such a tiny footprint! I still haven't been to Silverwood, so maybe next year will finally be the year!

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Hi Everyone!

I have doing some looking around on the Kootenai County Building Department website for any permits related to Stunt Pilot. It seems the park waited to announce the coaster before submitting an application for permits. That said... here is the site plan the park submitted.102592 SITE PLAN.pdf

There is more if you look up permit# COM20-0111 on the Kootenai County Building Department eTRAKiT, which is the site the county uses for permit public records. These plans were in the public record, so that's where I got them.

Couple things I thought were interesting...

1) The entrance will be located closer to Tremors far turnaround, rather than over by the deck at the base of the Log Flume's drop. You actually will walk past the exit path, before coming to the entrance. Seems a little backwards to me, but it works.

2) The queue will be covered and pass under the main part of the ride. The cover is standard with most of the park's coasters (Corkscrew and Krazy Koaster are the exceptions). Based on the aerial images of RailBlazer I have seen, the queue looks standard for Raptors.

3) There were no clues in the permit (that I could find) as to what the station would actually look like. However, the permit does seem to show that there will be only one gate to board the train in the station, versus having a line of air gates, allowing you do choose your own row. This means to one of two things to me, either one, Stunt Pilot will have the moving platform that Wonder Woman has :b, or two, you will not be able to pick your own row :cry:. I guess there could be an option where, the station is not accurately depicted in the plans, but I doubt that.

4) There is only one clue to theming. There is a biplane in the queue on the plans, but its placed in the middle of the path :shockr:. So I don't know what that is all about...but a real biplane on display would be cool!

They are rapidly working on land clearing and they have begun digging holes for foundations, as seen from the webcam (well, until it fell down for some reason, but hey it sill works:lol:https://www.krem.com/silverwood-live-cam

I also thought I heard somewhere, that the park wants to have it ready for opening day. Not sure how they are going to pull that off, but I guess its possible given that RMC is down the road...

No matter what...Can't wait to ride!

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Silverwood's opening day is in May, right? That is a pretty standard deadline for opening new coasters. Given their proximity to RMC and how quickly these raptors get installed, that should be a breeze for them.

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Yes, first weekend in may has traditionally been the day!

It's not totally out of the question. Only issue is that northern Idaho isn't necessarily known for winter coaster building weather...but knowing that the park is usually pretty on top of stuff, I think they have a good chance of making it. Even if they have some delays, I would expect it no later than memorial day weekend.

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