PICTURES: Silver Dollar City shows off its newest ride 'Time Traveler'

SILVER DOLLAR CITY (News Release)-- Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction.

With its 2018 debut, Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

The draw for coaster lovers seeking the newest, best, most exciting ride elements is global -- the experience will be available nowhere else on the planet except Branson, Missouri, the entertainment town that is home to Silver Dollar City, the 1880s style, internationally-awarded theme park, established by Herschend Family Entertainment, 1960.

This custom-designed, custom-engineered ride that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families was more than two years in planning and construction, and is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction ever with an investment of $26 million. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City chose renowned coaster manufacturer Mack Rides of Waldkirch, Germany, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations.

Time Traveler is 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

Silver Dollar City opens for the 2018 season Wednesday.

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