Time Traveler Opens World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster Debuts in Branson, Missouri
Ride POV, B-Roll and Park Interviews
(Branson, MO 3/13/2018) 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 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.
First riders climbed aboard in a preview event today, ahead of tomorrow’s full debut as Silver Dollar City opens for the season.
The draw for coaster lovers seeking the newest, best, most exciting ride elements is global -- the experience will be available nowhere else on the planet except Branson, Missouri, the entertainment town that is home to Silver Dollar City, the 1880s style, internationally-awarded theme park, established by the Herschend family in 1960.
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:
“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.
Christian von Elverfeldt, CEO of Mack Rides, traveled to the United States for the Time Traveler debut. “The car is the most advanced roller coaster car in the industry, featuring a free-spinning rotation on a launched roller coaster,” said von Elverfeldt. “For the utmost comfort, an on-board magnetic brake limits the rotation speed to allow the most enjoyable ride experience.”
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.”
The track twists and loops, reaching heights of 100 feet, crossing over itself 14 times in total. Fans of the super acceleration of launch rides get two launches on Time Traveler: 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds, and 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds. Plus, the highly-themed cars create the experience of an actual “Time Machine.”
“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,” said Thomas.
Time Traveler is open with the park’s Spring Ride Days, March 14. More information is available at 800-831-4FUN(386) and www.silverdollarcity.com.
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We are here! IAAPA day 1.
We are at the SeaWorld press event for the new attractions reveal.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Infinity Falls features a 40 foot drop and close encounters with animals native to the rainforest.
Ride vehicle reveal for Oscar’s Wacky Taxi at Sesame Place by The Gravity Group opening spring 2018.
Oscar’s Wacky Taxi, coming soon to Sesame Place!
Time Traveler coaster by Mack opening in Silver Doller City in spring 2018.
Closer look at Time Traveler by Mack, coming soon to Silver Dollar City.
Checking out what’s new at Busch Gardens Williamsburg next year, the action VR ride Battle for Eire.
Battle for Eire features a motion based theater simulator with 360 VR headset. Opening spring 2018 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Set in the Ireland area of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Battle for Eire introduces several new characters.
Addie is one of the main characters to be featured in Battle for Eire.
We’re ready to see what’s new from the folks at Dynamic Attractions.
Dynamic Attractions new dark ride system is the all-terrain dark ride.
Dynamic Attractions’ Dragon Rider system allows guests to feel as though you’re flying through the air on a Dragon.
Awesome work from Dynamic Attractions. Check out the models for the all-terrain dark ride and dragon rider.
Waiting for the big reveal at Skyline Attractions for their ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Harley Quinn’s Crazy Coaster by Skyline is the first and only coaster of its kind in the world.
Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster looks great! Coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom next year.
Love Beaver Tails! Please bring them to more theme parks in the US.
RMC design for Twisted Cyclone, opening next year at Six Flags Over Georgia.
That’s all for day one of IAAPA. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!
Silver Dollar City announced their 2015 expansion plans today. They will be adding 6 new family rides and 4 new interactive play activities in an all new area.
More info and a video overview of the area can be found on the SDC Website.
Sound the alarm as Silver Dollar City debuts 10 NEW Family Adventures coming Spring 2015! Centered around the headquarters of Station No. 3, Fireman’s Landing is designed with the atmosphere and theming of an old-time volunteer firefighter recruitment fair with activities set up to test the skills of even the youngest would-be recruits. The addition to our 1880’s city encompasses nearly 2 acres and increases the park’s attractions adding six family rides and four interactive play zones.
You asked for it and we listened...an All-NEW Area with rides and attractions for the whole family, ages 3 to 93! Fireman’s Landing harkens back to the days of bucket brigades and volunteer firemen with rides and attractions ready to train and entertain would-be recruits including:
1. Fire Spotter – Soaring balloons for spotting fire danger
2. Fire Wagon Frenzy – A bumpy ride for bucket brigade volunteers
3. FireFall – The 8-story fire tower free-fall drop ride for the more daring recruits
Station No. 3 Firehouse Play Place where guests can meet the station's newest Dalmatian resident & "sign in" for three training activities:
4. Firefighter’s Fire Drill – Featuring buckets, pumpers, foam ball cannons and targets for showering mock fires
5. Firefighter’s Fire Escape – An obstacle course of tubes, mazes, climbing structures and slides
6. Firefighter’s Junior Escape – A soft play area for toddlers
7. Fireman’s Flyer – A low-flying swing ride for little firefighters
8. Up the Ladder – A smaller tower drop ride for junior recruit
9. The Roundaboat – A bouncing ride on Dalmatians racing around a fire hydrant
10. Firehouse Splash Yard - Squirting water jets and pump hoses
The citizens of Silver Dollar City know all too well of the dangers of a fire as during the late 1800s the town then known as Marmaros burned to the ground. Following that devastating event, citizens rallied and quickly decided that they would never fall victim to such a fire again…together they would be prepared. The fire chief is now asking that all volunteers be ready when duty calls at Fireman’s Landing…it only takes one spark to light the fire of family fun!