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After the opening of [[Journey to Atlantis (SeaWorld Orlando)|Journey to Atlantis]] at [[SeaWorld Orlando]] in 1998, [[Premier Rides]] would develop their own water coaster to complete with [[Mack Rides]]. They would develop the new [[Liquid Coaster]].  
 
After the opening of [[Journey to Atlantis (SeaWorld Orlando)|Journey to Atlantis]] at [[SeaWorld Orlando]] in 1998, [[Premier Rides]] would develop their own water coaster to complete with [[Mack Rides]]. They would develop the new [[Liquid Coaster]].  
  
BuzzSaw Falls began construction in 1998. The ride represented an investment of $7,000,000.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/april99/stories/041299_04.shtml World's First Liquid Coaster To Open At Silver Dollar City - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref> It was originally intended to open on {{date|May 16, 1999}}, however this was delayed until July due to technical problems.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/may99/stories/052699_01.shtml Silver Dollar City Delays Opening Of BuzzSaw Falls - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref>  
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BuzzSaw Falls began construction in 1998. The ride represented an investment of $7,000,000.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/april99/stories/041299_04.shtml World's First Liquid Coaster To Open At Silver Dollar City - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref> It was originally intended to open on May 16, 1999, however this was delayed until July due to technical problems.<ref>[https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/may99/stories/052699_01.shtml Silver Dollar City Delays Opening Of BuzzSaw Falls - Ultimate Rollercoaster]</ref>  
  
 
BuzzSaw Falls would suffer constant downtime. Maintenance crews needed to pump the water, due the ride being not able to run while dry. This would lead to high maintenance demands.
 
BuzzSaw Falls would suffer constant downtime. Maintenance crews needed to pump the water, due the ride being not able to run while dry. This would lead to high maintenance demands.

Revision as of 13:04, 28 June 2020

BuzzSaw Falls
roller coaster
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Silver Dollar City
Location Branson, Missouri, USA
Status Defunct
Operated July 1999 to 2003
Cost $7,000,000 USD
Replaced by Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Water
Model / product Liquid Coaster
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height118 feet
Drop65 feet
Top speed51 mph
Length2263 feet
Inversions0
HELP

BuzzSaw Falls was a water roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, USA. The ride was a prototype Liquid Coaster by Premier Rides. It operated from 1999 to 2003.

History

Elements

After the opening of Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld Orlando in 1998, Premier Rides would develop their own water coaster to complete with Mack Rides. They would develop the new Liquid Coaster.

BuzzSaw Falls began construction in 1998. The ride represented an investment of $7,000,000.[1] It was originally intended to open on May 16, 1999, however this was delayed until July due to technical problems.[2]

BuzzSaw Falls would suffer constant downtime. Maintenance crews needed to pump the water, due the ride being not able to run while dry. This would lead to high maintenance demands.

In 2003, BuzzSaw Falls closed down for a major makeover. For the 2005 season, it was transformed into an S&S Worldwide launch coaster named Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness. However, the chain lift hill and some of the track was re-used.

Design

Part of the track from BuzzSaw Falls is still on Powder Keg, including the chain lift hill. In addition, a car from BuzzSaw Falls was kept and now sits on the roof of the queue building of Powder Keg.[3]

Trains

Single train cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 5 rows for a total of 10 riders per car.

References