Silver Bullet construction continues at Knott's

Posted Monday, April 26, 2004 8:02 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Construction continues on Knott's Berry Farm's Silver Bullet as track segments and supports arrive. Several footers for the ride have been poured. Meanwhile, preparations for RipTide continue to move forward.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Monday, April 26, 2004 8:20 AM
Why is it called the silver bullet if the ride is Red?
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Monday, April 26, 2004 8:42 AM
Maybe the trains are silver?

I would add that there are some photos of track and supports at the fabricator in Southern Ohio posted on www.pkiunlimited.com.

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Monday, April 26, 2004 11:15 AM
Man I hope those pics are before the paint job! ;)
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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:12 PM
This ride will not open until late 2005 from what I've learned. Why is there such long construction process with this B&M? Is it the land preparation or what?
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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:38 PM
You've learned incorrectly. It's supposed to Open on Christmas Eve 2004.

Read Here *** This post was edited by Cdrpntdrgstr 4/26/2004 12:41:51 PM ***

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Monday, April 26, 2004 1:01 PM
Ahh. Thx Cdrpntdrgstr.

Still though, 8+ months seems kinda lengthy to me compared to some other B&M's.

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Monday, April 26, 2004 1:29 PM
Not all that long if you think about other coasters. The two Superman's at Great America and Great Adventure last year took around 8 months or so from time the track arrived till opening day. Track for those two parks started showing up around August/September of 2002 if I remember correctly. They didn't open until April/May of 2003, that right there is at least 8 months.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 1:29 PM
IIRC the ride will have blood red supports, brown track, and silver/chrome trains.

edit- Hmmm...pics on another site shows red supports and a piece of red station track. I have a hard time believing both track and supports will be red.

I guess we'll know soon enough. In the long run, does it really matter?

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 4/26/2004 6:25:39 PM ***

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Monday, April 26, 2004 5:16 PM
I can't wait to ride it! I love B&M inverters.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:53 PM
It will if we have to listen to the complaints.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 3:03 PM
And the complaints about the complaints. ;)
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 5:22 PM

I guess we'll know soon enough. In the long run, does it really matter?

If this were another SF parking lot coaster, I would agree. Or even if it were being built in the Boardwalk section of KBF, I'd also agree. But being that it's located in one of the best western themed areas of any park, I'd personally prefer that it blended in better with it's surroundings.

Bright red clashes with the rustic beauty of Knott's authentic Ghost Town, but being that this is B&M goodness, I won't mind or complain too much ;o)

*** This post was edited by jomo 4/28/2004 5:24:03 PM ***

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