Wildfire Track Layout

Wednesday, January 9, 2002 12:20 PM
Does anyone know where i can find the layout for this ride? Or is there one on coasterbuzz? Does coasterbuzz have any pics of the ride itself, if so, whats the link?
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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 3:11 PM

Not sure about the layout since I've never rode it, but here are a few pics:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery720.htm

I think it's a rather short looper with 5 inversions.  From everything I've heard it sounds short but oh so super sweet.  Definately a small world class coaster for a beautiful family park.  I know there are plenty of other pics out there, but I don't know the sites they're on.

*** This post was edited by Incidentalist on 1/9/2002. ***

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Wednesday, January 9, 2002 3:42 PM
Quick run-through:

Right tunr 180 degrees out of the station up into the lift hill.  At the top, 90 degree turn to the left.  Drop down into an Immelmann that turns to the right at the top.  Out of the Immelmann into a Vertical Loop.  Exiting the vertical loop, a slight highly banked curve to the left, up into a cobra roll.  Leaving the cobra roll, there is a very highly banked turn to the right, but again, it's very slight in term of directioanl change.  Right up into a corkscrew, around a tight left-handed helix up into the final brakes.

Short, but sweet.

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 2:13 AM
It is one of the sweetest coasters I have been on. It is short, I think it is under 4,000 feet in length, but extremely fast and good. A very nice, and very smooth coaster. The Vertical loop I understand is one of the tallest in the world at 140 feet.
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 6:19 AM
For a bunch of pictures of Wildfire go either of these pages...

http://www.themeparksonline.org/picturegallery.asp?name=Wildfire%99&picname=wildfire&numpic=18&picdir=sdc//

http://www.coastergallery.com/2001T/SDC.html

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Thursday, January 10, 2002 5:08 PM


mikerose2 said:
It is one of the sweetest coasters I have been on. It is short, I think it is under 4,000 feet in length, but extremely fast and good. A very nice, and very smooth coaster. The Vertical loop I understand is one of the tallest in the world at 140 feet.
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Of course that's just my opinion I could be wrong~Dennis Miller

Your wrong Mike, if the drop is only 155ft, all the track before the loop would slow it down, and wouldnt make it through the loop. Plus that loop doesnt look that big. Compare that to the record braking BKF loop...

BKF - http://www.coastergallery.com/2000/sfo02.html

Wildfire - http://rcdb.com/installationgallery720.htm?Picture=2

You can tell that WF's loop isnt close to record breaking...  Currently, BKF and S:KC have the tallest loops.
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Thursday, January 10, 2002 5:44 PM
It's NOT the first loop that is the record breaker, it's the SECOND loop on WILDFIRE.   Of all coasters that have been built to date, Wildfire has the tallest second loop.....that's the record breaker folks. :-D

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Friday, January 11, 2002 4:04 PM
Guys, under 4000 ft. for a coaster isn't that short. There are plenty of good coasters under 4000 ft in track length. Over 4000 ft. would be considered a rather long coaster

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Saturday, January 12, 2002 12:32 PM
According to RCDB, the ride is only 3073 feet in length, so it actually isn't that long.  It is just 73 feet over worldclass.:)
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 11:42 AM
The Ride looks sweet!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 12:59 PM
Wildfire is pretty good...when I first rode it May 31, I gotta admit, I was severely underwhelmed.  It lacked anything interesting, and was just slow.

Thankfully I made a return trip beginning of September (last coaster I rode before Sept. 11) and rerode it again (about 30 times, lol) and it was MUCH better that time.

First drop is severly steep and chock full of floating air all the way down. 

The next element is the humongous Immelman, my favorite inversion on this particular coaster.  It's so fluid and perfect, and the openess of the trains make for amazing visuals when kicking your legs to the side.

The vertical loop is your typical vertical, gotta look to the right and see the unbelieveable surroundings flip upsidedown.

Next up is the cobra roll, which really doesn't have enormous snap, but it's pretty quick nonetheless.  Again, being flipped upsidedown while looking at the mountains is awesome.

There are some ground hugging turns, then into the dullest flatspin I've experienced, and nice ground hugging helix (and I mean ground hugging) and a potent blast of air when entering the brakes. 

Overall, not in my top 20 or anything, but an absolutely perfect addition to Silver Dollar City!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 1:16 PM

Swoosh said:
It's NOT the first loop that is the record breaker, it's the SECOND loop on WILDFIRE.   Of all coasters that have been built to date, Wildfire has the tallest second loop.....that's the record breaker folks. :-D
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What do you think i showed!!!! BKF and  SKC have the tallest loops! Wildfire's 2nd loop (as you call it ) Its real name is the vertical loop, is not a record breaker. I was not talking about the immilman ( plus the loop of BKF is even taller then WF's 1st loop. So what are you talking about!? I think you confused yourself.  Please help me if i understood wrong to what you meant.
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*** This post was edited by SFWoAsteve on 1/15/2002. ***

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 1:33 PM
What he meant is that Wild Fire features the worlds tallest second inversion (i think)
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 1:48 PM
i think alpinegiet's(sorry about the spelling) vertical loop is taller than that one.  It to is a second inversion.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 2:25 PM
ohhhh, I see now. Thanks! But, Incredible Hulk's CobraRoll looks taller then Wildfire's second inversion. But are you talking about loops only?
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:30 PM
Ok, so everyone is completely confused now....

Wildfire's second loop (the vertical loop) is the second tallest loop on any coaster ever built.  That is LOOPS not inversions.  So second tallest consecutive loop on a coaster.  If anyone doesn't understand that, I give up. :)

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