Testing imminent for Silver Bullet at Knott's Berry Farm

Posted Monday, October 25, 2004 11:00 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Both trains for Silver Bullet are now on the track at Knott's Berry Farm. They have been unwrapped and test dummies have been strapped into the seats. ACN has photos.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Monday, October 25, 2004 11:17 AM
Ooooooh... :drool:
Can I be a test dummy? Please? ;)
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:26 AM
The layout for this ride looks absolutely incredible. The overbank turn between the loop and the boomerang is a great, unique element for this ride. When I was at the park over the weekend of the 17th, I was amazed at how this ride is going to interact with the guests on the ground, especially up at the front of the park where the boomerang is. Thankfully, they were starting to put fencing up there so people don't go walking under the track because it really is close to the ground by that boomerang. I really hope to get to the park next year and give this one a spin. It really promises to be an excellent ride just from the look of it.
Monday, October 25, 2004 11:32 AM
It would be cool if I could be a test dummy in 2 weeks when I go.
Monday, October 25, 2004 5:56 PM
But what's REALLY nice about Silver Bullet is that guests are going to walk thru the gate and right down the pathway under the cobra roll to the station...which means Ghostrider will no longer have the longest line at opening ;)
Monday, October 25, 2004 6:07 PM
Interesting how Cedar Fair's been building their B&M inverted coasters so they are the first coaster, if not the first ride that you get to when you enter the parks...first Raptor, then Talon, now Silver Bullet...just an interesting observation. Maybe it's just because they're typically very reliable rides and have such high capacity.
Monday, October 25, 2004 7:18 PM
Moosh read my noodle...er mind....ok folks...out of the gutter....ooops! ;)
Monday, October 25, 2004 9:35 PM
Coaster Lover-

Or it could just be the fact that Talon and Bullet would only FIT near the front of thier respective parks, Raptors the only ride where that isn't the case. ;)

Monday, October 25, 2004 10:14 PM
Yeah, Cedar Fair has been building them at the front of their parks. BTW is the Orient Express site at WOF being used for anything else now? I can't help but imagine what a B&M inverted/floorless would look like right there as you walk into the park.
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 9:22 AM
The Orient's site is not in use. Spinning Dragons doesn't use any of that piece of land. I'd sure like to see an inverted monster go there and make use of that terrain and have interlocking vertical loops as an homage to OE. :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:01 AM
I spose you could say Orient's lot is in the front. You have to walk by it to get into the park, but you walk a great deal past it before you get to the main entrance. I haven't been to the park since SD has been there, but it seems as if it would be closer to the Main entrance. I think 2006 is realistic to expect the big WoF Beemer in 2006 in the place of OE.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:04 AM
The Orient Express station is being used right now as a haunted house. I think in 2006 it will be a different story.

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