Silver Dollar City just celebrated National Roller Coaster Day 2017 by announcing the park’s largest single investment, Time Traveler. With a price tag of $26 million, Time Traveler has been declared a “revolutionary coaster ahead of our time.” Upon opening in spring of 2018, Time Traveler will be the world’s tallest (100 feet tall), fastest (over 50mph), and steepest (90-degree first drop) spinning coaster. Designed by highly-acclaimed Mack Rides of Germany, this new coaster will take the spinning thrill experience to a whole new level; Mack Rides definitely makes some fun spinning coasters, but Time Traveler will be unlike anything any enthusiast has experienced before. No other spinning coaster has a vertical loop nor do they have three inversions. Time Traveler will take riders through a dive loop, a vertical loop, and a zero-gravity roll. Using the latest in linear synchronous motor technology, this spinning coaster also has two amazing launches (also a world’s first for spinning coasters); riders will be launched from 0 to 47mph in 3 seconds and later from 30 to 45mph in 3.5 seconds. With over 3,020 feet of track that weaves in and around the surrounding mountainous terrain, this nearly 2 minute ride will be great for coaster enthusiasts of all ages.
“This coaster’s state-of-the-art controlled spin feature provides riders a unique thrill experience while still appealing to families,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Since Silver Dollar City’s opening day in 1960, guests have taken a journey back in time with unique and world-class experiences. We strive daily to continue that tradition through our rides, our festivals, our crafts and our food. That pursuit continues in 2018 with Time Traveler -a Revolutionary Coaster Ahead of Our Time.” After the success of unique roller coasters like Outlaw Run, it was time for Silver Dollar City to test the waters on a unique and innovative coaster that offers an unmatched experience anywhere in the world. Working with Mack Rides, they came up with something unlike any of the other roller coasters in the world.
Thrills, Comfort, and Safety!
Time Traveler combines the best in thrills with great safety technology. This attraction’s coaster trains have a capacity of 16 people – two people per row, two rows per vehicle, and four vehicles per train. Each of the three coaster trains for this attraction allow for 360 degrees of spinning but also provide adjustable magnetic control to ensure that the spinning experience does not get out of control. Unlike many of inverting roller coasters that were built with over the shoulder restraints in past decades, technology has allowed this attraction to rely on a single lap bar restraint, providing riders enhanced comfort while maintaining complete safety and security! Adding Time Traveler in 2018, Silver Dollar City puts quite the spin on thrills.
[Feature Image courtesy of Silver Dollar City.]