Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness

Roller coaster
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Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness
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Silver Dollar City
Location Branson, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 8, 2005
Cost $10,000,000
Height restriction 42 inches
Replaced BuzzSaw Falls
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 16
Propulsion Compressed air launch, Chain Lift Hill
Height 98 feet
Drop 110 feet
Top speed 64 mph
Length 3506 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:53
G-Force 3.9

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.[1] 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.[2]


3 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.



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