The first ride that we decided to ride was Thunderation. This ride had a 2 train wait for the middle. We decided to ride backwards since we really didn't know what it did. We thought that this was actually a pretty fun ride with alot of laterals in the helix. It was also very smooth for a mine train and was just very unique going backwards. We also liked the woods setting. 8/10
Next we went to the back of the park to ride Electro Spin. This ride was a walk on since no one made they're way back there yet. Overall it was a fun ride especially since I'm a big fan of disk-o's. The only problem with this one was the restraints hurt my stomach quite a bit. 7/10
Now it was time for Grand Esposition Coaster. This was also a walk on which was no surprise. This was a fun little coaster that didn't bang us around too much. However I've ridden several clones of this model so it gets a 4/10.
Next up was the swinging ship. The name escapes me at the moment but it was a fun ship just nothing special. 5/10.
Next we hit up the Screaming Swing. This had about a 15 min wait but it was well worth it. I love the view the speed and the feeling in your stomach when you reach the maximum height. The theming was also fantastic. 10/10
Next we went up to Fire In The Hole. This had a 2 train wait for the back. I've heard alot of negatives about this and Blazing Fury but I can't disagree more. The theming is top notch the ride is fun and the drops catch you by surprise. I also love the water splash at the end. I dont think this is a clone of Blazing Fury but it definatly has similarities. 8/10
Next up was Powder Keg. This had a line that was piling out of the que so we feared the worst. Luckily it was due to them putting on a 2nd train. After this the line took about 40 mins for the back row. Once again the theming was supurb. The ride itself was actually a surprise. The launch was alot more powerful than we expected and it had quite a bit of airtime. Definatly worth the wait. 9/10
The last ride we rode was Wildfire which was a walk on. We enjoyed the theming and setting once again for this ride because of the views it provided. The ride was a typical B&M, not too forceful but smooth. It was our first B&M sit down so we thought the front was the way to go. Its no Medusa but it's still fun. Afterwards we rode it in the back which was a little rougher but still fun. Overall 8/10.
Silver Dollar City is a great park that i recommend to everyone. Overall 9/10.
Powder Keg is EASILY top ten steel for me and is my favorite launched coaster, one of the few I've ridden that is MORE about giving a complete ride after the launch than the mere "gimmick" of the launch itself. And like you said, post-launch this ride is all about airtime, which makes it ideal for my taste! I sort of think of PK as a launched mini hyper.
Did you check out Marvel Cave while you were there? It's free with park admission or season pass. It's an awesome cave tour and a great way to cool off in summer or warm up in winter with a constant cave temperature of around 60 degrees.
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