Powder Keg at Silver Dollar City
What do you get when you take a former Premier Rides watercoaster, combine it with an S&S Power launched family coaster, and mix it with the theming of Silver Dollar City? You get Powder Keg, just confirmed by the park to be opening next spring.The Branson, Missouri theme park has taken a rare approach to a new ride in combining elements of the formerBuzzsaw Falls, which closed in 2003, with new track from S&S Power and a pneumatic launch of 53 miles per hour in three seconds along with the current lift hill. In all, the new ride experience will twist through 3,506 feet of steel track.Three 16-passenger trains will replace Buzzsaw's ten-rider single cars. Along with twister elements including an overbanked turn, Powder Keg promises a 110-foot drop, three large airtime hills, and a final rabbit hop into the brakes. G-forces will top out at just below four.Buzzsaw Falls opened in 1999, and the park began demolition work last year, but retained certain elements of the ride, piecing it together with the new track from S&S Power. Construction is well underway at Silver Dollar City, as the new structure is erected in preparation for the 2005 debut.
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