As I reported last December, Rocky Mountain Construction, the people who brought us the New Texas Giant, have a few new roller coaster projects in the works for 2013. According to Screamscape, one of these projects may be the woodie that’s under construction at Branson, Missouri’s Silver Dollar City.
Lance reported that the park hasn’t commented on the attraction even as it’s started to take shape nearly a year before the park’s 2013 opening day. The ride could the custom RMC-designed woodie with their topper track that they previously talked about. No one knows for sure, but we could see RMC’s new trains on this coaster. The other project is believed to be a Texas Giant-like overhaul of Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Rattler. That will be one awesome ride as I could sense its potential, but spent most of the ride getting pummeled. MidWestInfoGuide has construction photos of the unnamed 2013 woodie.
I haven’t written a lot about Silver Dollar City, but it looks like a good park. I may be targeting SDC for 2013 as I’ve yet to visit any amusement parks in Missouri. It’s owned by the same company that operates Dollywood, Herschend. It currently has a B&M sitdown looper called Wildfire (that another enthusiast recently told me is awesome), an air-powered launch coaster (Powderkeg), an enclosed coaster (Fire in the Hole), and an Arrow mine train (Thunderation).
Here’s a video of Silver Dollar City prepping for opening day. It gives us a good look at the park and its attractions.