blazing fury is a......

Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:39 PM

a friend and i visited dollywood today and rode the blazing fury coaster.....we could not figure this ride out! one of the ride ops told us that it was powered through the course electrically but she didn't know who manufactured it. do any of you guys know??? i can't find any info anywhere.

by the way i've noticed it's not talked about much on this site but those of you that haven't been to dollywood i highly encourage you to do so.....it is a beautiful park.......with outstanding water rides and a couple nice coasters.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 7:23 PM
I'm pretty sure it was built in house by SDC, but that may not be correct.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 8:40 PM

rode BF 1980, in Knoxville for the World's Fair. I have been told by "people who know" that it is a powered ride, therefore not techincally a coaster....but I'm always a big dark-ride fan and thoght it was great! The ending was certainly a surprise...

Wouldn't be too surprised if it was a "Sally" ride themed in-house or something, but I sure don't know...

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:31 PM
I always thought it was a "powered" coaster like Thunder Run at PCW. I suspect, though I do not know, that it may be made by Mack.

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 2:46 AM
I think I remember seeing conveyer belts on the bottom of the coaster track on the ride. It's been a couple of years since I've been on it, so my memory may be off.
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Sunday, April 21, 2002 6:52 AM
Whatever it is it is a awsome ride! Cool special effects, 3 good sized drops, and a watersplash!

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Monday, April 22, 2002 11:08 AM
It's powered by conveyor belts into the station, but not the whole way around. I think it has a motor on the train and there's an electric current that powers it or it could be moved by rotating wheels hitting the skid plate???
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Monday, April 22, 2002 1:48 PM

There is a motor that powers the ride through the incline and to keep it going slow during the show scenes. However it run completely on gravity during the three drops, including the water finale (or as they say at SDC the Fire in the Hoooooooooooooole Plunge).

IMHO Fire in the Hole is the superior of the two.

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Thursday, April 25, 2002 7:17 PM

Swoosh said:

There is a motor that powers the ride through the incline and to keep it going slow during the show scenes. However it run completely on gravity during the three drops, including the water finale (or as they say at SDC the Fire in the Hoooooooooooooole Plunge).

IMHO Fire in the Hole is the superior of the two.

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Just remember this was built by Silver Dollar City not the other SDC, SM&C, or Pinfari whatever the company is called.

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Thursday, April 25, 2002 7:26 PM
I was at SDC in December and took a ride on Fire in the Hole. I happened to look at the track in one of the show sections and saw a belt running the ride.
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Thursday, April 25, 2002 9:25 PM

Chris - I know but thanks for reminding those that don't

Rose- Some areas have to be run by the conveyor belt because of the terrain and such

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*** This post was edited by Swoosh on 4/26/2002. ***

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