Powder Keg cleared to re-open

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2005 9:44 AM | Contributed by JimWolg

Powder Keg, the newest ride at Silver Dollar City, has been cleared to re-open once minor modifications are made to the roller coaster's brake system. A train going about 3 mph and carrying 16 riders, rolled into the station Tuesday for unloading and bumped an empty, stationary train.

Read more from The News-Leader.

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Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:02 AM
The other news report says it was the emty train that bumped the loaded train. This one here says differently - What's the scoop?!
Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:37 PM
I agree, that was quick. What could have been so easily fixed that would have caused something like this?


Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:44 PM
I'm happy to hear it was nothing major and that it will reopen soon. I got to ride it last weekend and it's awesome.
Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:57 PM
People tend to look for the complex solution before the one in front of their face (happens in programming all the time). Just because two trains bumped doesn't mean there needs to be a massive change to the system.
Thursday, March 24, 2005 2:26 PM
Good point Jugg....
Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:00 PM
It could be something as simple as a braking tolerence that needed to be changed (as in, applying more pressure to the brake pads).

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