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Wildfire (Silver Dollar City)

Wildfire (Silver Dollar City)

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roller coaster
Silver Dollar City
Location Branson, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 4, 2001
Cost $14,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Sitting Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,300
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height120 feet
Drop155 feet
Top speed66 mph
Length3,073 feet

Wildfire is a Bolliger & Mabillard sit-down roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, USA.[1] The ride cost $14,000,000USD (€10,660,174) to build and is one of Silver Dollar City's largest attractions alongside Outlaw Run.

Design[edit | edit source]


Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

The train leaves the station, takes a 180 degree right turn and climbs up the chain lift, to 120 feet (37 meters). At the top, the train turns 90 degrees to the left before negotiating the first drop of 155 feet (47 meters). This is followed by an immelmann, a vertical loop and a cobra roll. The train then heads up a banked curve into a corkscrew and a 230 degree turn into the final brake run.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train. Each seat has ratcheting harness.

The seats in the cars are slightly higher than usual, meaning the riders legs are left dangling, meaning riders must be cautious not to loose their shoes. The cars are also designed with seats that lean back slightly more compared to other B&M sit-down designs. These cars are designed to take on huge inversions and drops, while giving the rider a surprise feeling different than any other roller coaster to date.

Theming[edit | edit source]

The theme of the ride is based on the story of an old Ozark inventor, Dr. Horatio Harris. Dr. Horatio Harris has an obsession to create a powered flying contraption for flight across the Ozark Mountains. Wildfire is the fuel the Doctor developed for his flying machine.[2]

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