PowderKeg action photos posted to MidwestInfoGuide

Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:20 PM | Contributed by Swoosh

PowderKeg, the new S&S/Arrow coaster at Silver Dollar City is testing. The coaster has run the course several times and the park confirms that it will be ready for opening day on March 17. MidwestInfoGuide has posted photos.

Link: Midwest Information Guide

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:21 PM
Jeff's avatar I'm really anxious to hear how this thing rides.

For those who know, did they reuse any parts other than the lift?

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:33 PM
I think the helix that leeds up to the lift is also left over from Buzzsaw Falls but I could be wrong about that. So with the chain lift and maybe the helix up to the lift this ride is a S&S/Arrow/Premier conglameration:)

Jim W.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:26 PM
Opening Day Baby... Opening Day... ;-)
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:44 PM
eightdotthree's avatar "Family" coaster. Looks like a thriller to me.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:25 AM
Jim is correct. The final helix, lift hill (and of course the station) are all left over from BSF. For those thinking that the trains look rather plain, remember that the thematic elements have not been applied to them yet.

I agree with Neuski, Opening Day can't get here soon enough.

Swoosh

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:13 AM
Havn't been to SDC since I was a kid and don't remember any of it. I gotta get out there this summer to check this thing and Wildfire out. Looks pretty sick!
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:34 AM
My Question:

How much do you think they saved by keeping the mentioned "pieces" of BSF?

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:18 AM
Enough to make it worth the effort. :)

-Swoosh

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 9:24 AM
Wow, this really looks like a winner! I'm glad to here that they haven't applied the themeing to the trains yet. I was a little confused there for a second. The trains do have kind of a blocky look to them, kind of like O.D. Hopkins trains. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to getting back to SDC again this year. *** This post was edited by Pale Rider 2/24/2005 9:28:28 AM ***
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:28 AM
Wow, this looks like a 'blast', if it keeps that speed up for most of the ride. It's always nice to see new one-of-a-kinds being built.

RCDB has it listed as the same coaster as BSF, with a name change, because of the re-used sections.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:29 PM
Anyone have any clue what they did with the original boats, or "carts" if you could call them that.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:35 PM
They are being used on wildfire. . .

Silver Dollar City really is great. I hope I get to go there again sometime in my life.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:50 PM
rollergator's avatar D, excellent pics, thanks! :)

bill, doesn't believe that the Beema trains from Wildfire and the *swampboats* ;) from Premier are interchangeable...

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:51 AM
I whent to Siler Doler City last summer. :) It is an OK theme park.
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Sunday, February 27, 2005 6:48 PM
This ride looks awesome! I plan on going back to SDC this summer some time. I usually go once a year.
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 1:57 AM
I work at Silver Dollar City and rode PowerKeg yesterday. It's a great coaster. The launch up and over the first hill is the best part. Then, there are several great twists and turns. If you sit in the back like I did, you have a TON of airtime. For the guy who was wondering what they did with the old BuzzSaw "carts", just look on the roof of the cue line building. ;)
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