Silver Dollar City: World's Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Roller Coaster Opens in Branson, Missouri by 30Seconds Travel

Silver Dollar City: World's Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Roller Coaster Opens in Branson, Missouri

Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City theme park has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction. With its March 14, 2018, debut, Time Traveler, the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning roller coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

This custom-designed, custom-engineered ride that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families was more than two years in planning and construction, and is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction ever with an investment of $26 million. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City chose renowned coaster manufacturer MACK Rides of Waldkirch, Germany, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations. Time Traveler is world record-breaking:

  • Fastest – Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour.
  • Steepest – A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop … straight down. Custom-engineered to have an immediate out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside.
  • Tallest – Custom-designed for mountainous terrain with its tallest point at 100 feet.
  • First and Only With Three Inversions – A dive loop, a vertical loop and a zero-G roll.
  • First and Only With a Vertical Loop – A 95-foot tall loop.
  • First and Only Double Launch – 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds; 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds.

“This coaster’s state-of-the-art controlled spin provides riders a unique thrill experience while still appealing to families,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions, the initial advocate for delivering a ride like no other. Thomas says Silver Dollar City partnered with MACK because of their long-standing reputation of delivering many of the best and most innovative rides in the entire industry.

What makes Time Traveler truly unique is the combination of spinning vehicles combined with such thrill factors as a vertical drop, double launches and multiple inversions. And unlike most coasters that begin with a slow, chain-clacking ride to the top of a lift, Time Traveler’s thrills start in the first seconds of the ride with a hushed rush, as the cars leave the load station with a spin and a 10-story drop straight down, racing down a mountainside and through the trees in the mountainous terrain.

“If you like rides, if you like unique experiences and if you like thrills, you will love Time Traveler,” said Nick Breithaupt, Silver Dollar City Attractions. “No matter which car you choose, your ride experience will be different every time.” 

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This looks like a ton of fun!

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