World Record Roller Coaster Time Traveler Coming to Silver Dollar City in 2018

Update November 15, 2017

Inventors and designers of Silver Dollar City’s Time Traveler roller coaster revealed the ride’s first vehicle on the show floor of the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando.

Silver Dollar City Time Traveler

Time Traveler ride vehicle, image courtesy Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City Time Traveler

Time Traveler ride vehicle, image courtesy Silver Dollar City

The vehicle, which is the first of four cars that will be positioned on each of three trains, resembles a time-traveling machine. The highly stylized Time Traveler features gears, cogs and other industrial components as part of its décor. Beyond its specialized look, the most cutting-edge feature of the vehicle is its 360-degree adjustable magnetic spin control. The vehicle allows riders to experience two simultaneous thrills: a roller coaster car moving along a track, but also a spinning component that provides a different ride each time … and does not result in the whirling sensation some riders feel on a standard “teacup ride.”

Time Traveler is scheduled to open at Silver Dollar City in Spring 2018.

Original post from August 17 follows below

Time Traveler will be the world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest spinning roller coaster when it opens at Silver Dollar City in 2018.  The 1880’s themed amusement park in Branson, Missouri adds another record breaking coaster to its impressive collection that already includes Outlaw Run, the first wooden roller coaster to go upside down.  Continue reading for all the details on Time Traveler, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

From Silver Dollar City’s Press Release

Following months of speculation and extreme interest radiating within the amusement industry and from coaster enthusiasts around the globe, Silver Dollar City announces the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster with the spring 2018 debut of Time Traveler. The Branson, Missouri internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park makes history again with this custom-designed, custom-engineered attraction that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families.

Time Traveler Silver Dollar City

Time Traveler, image courtesy Silver Dollar City

Time Traveler will be world record-breaking:

  • Fastest – Top speed of 50.3 miles per hour
  • Steepest – A 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop…straight down. Custom-engineered to have
    an immediate out-of-the-station, gravity-driven drop down an Ozarks mountainside
  • Tallest – Custom-designed for mountainous terrain with its tallest point at 100 feet
  • First & Only with Three Inversions – a Dive Loop, a Vertical Loop and a Zero-G Roll
  • First & Only with a Vertical Loop – A 95-foot tall loop
  • First and Only Double Launch – 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds; 30 to 45 mph in 3.5 seconds
Time Traveler Silver Dollar City

Time Traveler, image courtesy Silver Dollar City

At an investment of $26 million, this is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction EVER. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City is working with renowned coaster manufacturer MACK RIDES of Waldkirch, Germany. MACK RIDES, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations, shared Silver Dollar City’s dream to create Time Traveler as a one-of-a-kind ride that combines a variety of coaster elements with mountainous terrain. The track crosses over itself 14 times in total.

Time Traveler Silver Dollar City

Time Traveler, image courtesy Silver Dollar City

“This coaster’s state-of-the-art controlled spin feature provides riders a unique thrill experience while still appealing to families,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Since Silver Dollar City’s opening day in 1960, guests have taken a journey back in time with unique and world-class experiences. We strive daily to continue that tradition through our rides, our festivals, our crafts and our food. That pursuit continues in 2018 with Time Traveler – a Revolutionary Coaster Ahead of Our Time.”

Time Traveler Silver Dollar City

Many coaster enthusiasts have pointed out the paradox of an 1880s-inspired theme park developing a track record for revolutionizing roller coasters: Time Traveler follows the daring wood coaster Outlaw Run, which after its debut in 2013, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and earned the coveted title of the industry’s “Best New Ride” that year. “Today, several years later, Outlaw Run still carries high prestige globally, and now Time Traveler will build upon that record-breaking tradition,” said Thomas.

Time Traveler Silver Dollar City

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I’m a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.