Fire In The Hole

Roller coaster
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Fire In The Hole
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Silver Dollar City
Location Branson, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 29, 1972[1]
Cost $750,000[2]
Rider height
  • Minimum: 36 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Type Steel - Enclosed
Inversions 0

Fire In The Hole is a steel enclosed roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, USA. The ride has a long electrically powered incline through several different animatronic scenes. This is then followed by a series of three drops with powered sections in between. While the powered sections are typical of a powered roller coaster and/or dark ride, it is three drops that allow this ride to be considered a roller coaster. Fire In The Hole was the first roller coaster in Silver Dollar City.

At some point, the ride was shortened. It was originally around 1,800 feet long.[2]


On February 13, 2023, Silver Dollar City announced the closure of Fire In The Hole, which will close at the end of the 2023 season.[3]


The attraction depicts the burning and pillaging of an Ozark village during the 1880s by the Bald Knobbers vigilantes.[4]


2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.


On April 30, 1972, a day after opening, a 67-year-old was hospitalized after falling from the ride. She suffered from fractures to her nose and right arm.[1]

In July 1980, a 23-year-old man was killed after being struck in the head when the train was being switched into the service area. Other passengers experienced minor injuries.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Injured on Silver Dollar City Ride", The Kansas City Times (May 2, 1972), pp. 13. Retrieved on January 5, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ride in the Works Two Years Readied at Silver Dollar City", The Springfield News-Leader (January 17, 1972), pp. 11. Retrieved on January 5, 2021.
  3. Collingwood, Ryan (2023-02-13). "Silver Dollar City announces final season of iconic Fire in the Hole". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2023-02-15. 
  4. "Silver Dollar City Plans Big Season Starting April 29", The Kansas City Star (April 9, 1972), pp. 181. Retrieved on January 5, 2021.
  5. Roller coaster rider is killed - The Free Lance-Star

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