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|Grand Expostion Coaster|
|Silver Dollar City|
|Location||Silver Dollar City|
|Opening date||April 2006|
|Type||Steel – Kiddie|
|Height||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Length||280 ft (85 m)|
|Trains||Single train with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 12 riders per train.|
| Grand Expostion Coaster at RCDB |
Pictures of Grand Expostion Coaster at RCDB
The Grand Exposition Coaster is a steel roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri that opened in April 2006. It is believed to be a replacement of Runaway Ore Cart. The Grand Exposition Coaster was built by Zamperla of Italy as part of a new area of the park dubbed "The Grand Exposition". The ride consists of little more than a small drop and upwards helix, traversed by the train three times for each ride cycle.
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