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|Previously known as Buzz Saw Falls|
|Silver Dollar City|
|Opening date||April 8, 2005|
|Silver Dollar City|
|Opening date||July 3, 1999|
|Replaced by||Powder Keg|
|Manufacturer||S&S – Sansei Technologies|
|Lift/launch system||3 types Transfer Track, Compressed Air Launch, and Chain lift hill|
|Height||98 ft (30 m)|
|Drop||110 ft (34 m)|
|Length||3,506 ft (1,069 m)|
|Speed||64 mph (103 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||76°|
|Capacity||1000 riders per hour|
|Acceleration||0–53 mph in 2.8 seconds|
|Height restriction||42 in (107 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.|
Must transfer from wheelchair
| Powder Keg at RCDB |
Pictures of Powder Keg at RCDB
Powder Keg: A Blast Into The Wilderness (commonly referred to as Powder Keg) is a steel launched roller coaster located at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Manufactured by S&S – Sansei Technologies and installed by Ride Entertainment Group,the ride opened to the public in 2005. Powder Keg is the longest ride at Silver Dollar City behind the Frisco Silver Dollar Line.
To save on construction costs, elements of the former Buzzsaw Falls Water Coaster, which was manufactured by Premier Ridesand was replaced by Powder Keg, were used for the new ride; namely the lift hill structure. Other tributes to the former ride can be found in the thematic elements surrounding the queue line, such as an old Buzzsaw Falls car stuck in the roof of the first queue building, and a piece of old Buzzsaw track sticking out of the queue building's roof.
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The attraction was going to open on May 16, 1999, but the opening was delayed due to mechanical flaws.Buzzsaw Falls would officially open to the general public on July 3, 1999.
Buzzsaw Falls operated sporadically due to several maintenance issues. Each ride vehicle featured plastic shields on both sides to prevent flooding. They were movable and wouldn't allow guests to enter or exit the vehicle. The ride featured infrared sensors, which became extremely sensitive to interference. In addition, Buzzsaw Falls could not run without water, and had to be pumped constantly. This ongoing issue led to high operational costs.
In 2003, Buzzsaw Falls was closed to undergo a major refurbishment. S&S Worldwide would convert the water coaster into a launched coaster. The remodel would feature a new track and compressed air launch, while keeping the original track and chain lift hill from Buzzsaw Falls.
On November 6, 2004, it was announced that the new ride would be named Powder Keg: A Blast Into The Wilderness.In March 2005, the ride completed its first test runs. At a cost of $10 million, Powder Keg would open on April 8, 2005.
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