Wildfire (Silver Dollar City)

Infobox roller coaster
name= Wildfire

location= Silver Dollar City
section= Marvel Cave
type= Steel
status= Open
opened= April 4,2001
manufacturer= Bolliger & Mabillard
designer= Stengel Engineering
lift= Chain lift hill
height= 120
drop= 155
length= 3073
speed= 66
inversions= 5
duration= 2:16
angle= 63
capacity= 1300
cost= US$14,000,000
restriction 52

rcdb_number= 720

"Wildfire" is a roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson,Missouri. The ride was built by Swiss manufactuer Bolliger & Mabillard and is the tallest and fastest ride at Silver Dollar City. "Wildfire" features five inversions: an Immelmann loop, a loop, a cobra roll and a corkscrew. [ [http://www.rcdb.com/id720.htm Wildfire (Silver Dollar City) ] ]


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. [ [http://www.bransonshows.com/articles/BransonsSilverDollarCityannoucesanewRollarCoaster.cfm Branson's Silver Dollar City announces a new Rollar Coaster! ] ]

Track layout

The train leaves the station, takes a 180 degree right turn and climbs up the chain lift hill to 120 feet. At the top, the train turns 90 degrees to the left before negotiating the first drop of 155 feet. This is followed by an immelmann loop, a vertical loop and a cobra roll. Finally, the train goes through a corkscrew and a 230 degree turn into the final brake run.


External links

* [http://www.bransonsilverdollarcity.com/rides-attractions/ride_detail.aspx?AttractionID=91 Wildfire at bransonsilverdollarcity.com]
* [http://sdcfans.com/attBio.php?id=1 Wildfire at SDCFans.com]

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