Silver Mine

Silver Mine
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The roller coaster in 2014
Freizeitpark Plohn
Location Lengenfeld, Saxony, Germany
Status Defunct
Operated 2000 to October 31, 2017
Replaced by Dynamite
Spielerei Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Location Rheda-Wiedenbrück, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operated 1996 to 1999
Avonturenpark Hellendoorn
Location Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands
Operated 1991 to 1995
Replaced Black Hole
Replaced by Rioolrat
Location Altoona, Iowa, United States
Operated August 16, 1974 to 1990
Location Travelling
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Flitzer
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Silver Mine was a steel roller coaster located at Freizeitpark Plohn in Lengenfeld, Saxony, Germany. It operated from 2000 and closed in 2017 to make room for Dynamite.


This attraction was one of the original rides which opened at Adventureland in Iowa, USA on August 16, 1974. At the time, it was called Rallye Racers and was advertised as "a coaster ride from Germany".[1]

In 1991, the roller coaster opened at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn. Called Rioolrat (Dutch for Sewer Rat), it replaced the Black Hole which closed the previous year.

From 1996 to 1999, the roller coaster operated at Spielerei Rheda-Wiedenbrück. It was called Mäuseachterbahn, German for Mouse Roller Coaster, and was enclosed. In 1995 it was closed and replaced with a a new roller coaster, also called Rioolrat.

The roller coaster opened at Freizeitpark Plohn in 2000.[2] It was the park's first roller coaster and was at first called Achterbahn, German for Roller Coaster. For 2006, the name was changed to Silver Mine. In January 2017, park director Lutz Müller revealed that the park was looking into a new roller coaster which would replace Silver Mine.[2]


External links

Articles on Freizeitpark Plohn
Articles on Adventureland
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