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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||Compressed air launch, Chain Lift Hill|
|Top speed||64 mph|
Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness is an S&S Worldwide steel launched roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, USA.
When constructed, this roller coaster was a water roller coaster from Premier Rides called BuzzSaw Falls. It originally opened in 1999. During the 2003 season, the ride closed down, and construction on Powder Keg started. This conversion saw the ride converted from a water coaster to a launched coaster. On April 8, 2005, the ride reopened as Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness. Powder Keg launches riders from 0-53 mph in 2.8 seconds. Part of the track from BuzzSaw Falls is still on Powder Keg.
The ride starts where the train slowly leaves the station. Then, the track moves to the left. The train is then placed into position, and it launches. It then goes up an airtime hill, and is then dropped again, being put into another hill. It then turns, using the track left from BuzzSaw Falls, and then enters the chain lift hill. It gets lifted and then has a pre-drop, turns, and does the final drop. Entering a helix then into the brake run.
3 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.
- Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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