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We just got in some new images from Silver Dollar City's PR dept as well as some interesting info from them.
They have confirmed that the ride WILL have a 42" height restriction! Does this make Powder Keg the fastest coaster out there with this low of a height restriction? We think this is a GREAT thing and I hope other parks *cough* Knott's *cough* will see the importance of having good, solid family rides!
Here's some additional information and some constuction photos from earlier this week:
Layout: Steel, Sit-Down, Air-Launch Coaster Launch Speed: 0-53 MPH in 2.8 seconds Ride Length: 3,506 Feet Top Speed: 64 MPH Tallest Verical Drop: 110 feet Vehicles: 3 trains, 4 cars per train, 4 passengers per car. Capacity: 1,000 PPH Location: West of the Opera House in the Northwestern section of the park Height Restriction: 42" Opening Date: Spring 2005 Ride by: S&S Power Inc, Logan, Utah
So Rob when can we look forward to a video of it? (btw the lol emoticon is weak...)
I'm seriously interested in this ride because it seems like it might be one of the most interesting designs out there (especially since it looks like a combination of S&S and Arrow tech). I'm still trying to understand the capacity when there are only 3 trains and it has a launch and lift hill.
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