Let me give a huge thank you for the gift bag from Silver Dollar City first
. My family loved the candy so much!
The best day of my life started from the backstage tour of Fire in the Hole-one of the oldest rides at Silver Dollar City. I was really impressed by how big the maintenance area is
! Especially inside of a building that does not look big at all.
A really nice breakfast was offered after the backstage tour, started to fall in love with the food
at Silver Dollar City even before the park opened!
Then, being one of the first riders of Outlaw Run is no doubt a highlight because I had nearly half an hour to see how to get ready for a coaster to open
. Plus, first time in my life, I saw how the second train is transported to the track!
After the five rides in the dark, I finally got to see the whole track. OMG it’s BEAUTIFUL
!!!!! Of course more souvenir is required for a great day, I’m covered with Outlaw Run already. Outlaw Run shades, Outlaw Run baseball cap with bullet holes, Outlaw Run T-Shirt which is in the park’s gift bag, Outlaw Run iPhone case (Amazing that I replaced my 3GS eight hours before the plane took off), Outlaw Run key chain and Outlaw Run pencil. Plus the front of the line pass, the envelop etc with Outlaw Run on it.
Outlaw Run was too great that I honestly FORGOT about the other coasters, Powder Keg was closed due to the rain earlier that day so we started from Wildfire-a B&M with a great first drop on the back
. The station theme is also outstanding (Again, California Screamin’…) with the special effect before the train dispatch still working after 13 years of operation. Sitting in the back is a great experience because the first drop has some really nice floater. But the rest of the ride, just a B&M you know… The coaster got my heart by the amazing setting though.
Talking about Silver Dollar City, how could we forget about the food?
Our food adventure started after the second ride of the day from the skillets. After the first bite, OMG I’m so living here! Seriously who said America does not have great food? I prefer SDC’s food far over from those Chinese foods! And I said that even before I tried the cinnamon bread! Our small group had a food party later with the funnel cake, nachos etc. I want to live here!
Fire in the Hole is the next ride, after the backstage tour, I wasn’t expecting too much from this ride but those two drops really surprised me! I can imagine how great it was for the visitors in the 70s. Silver Dollar City seems to has a tradition of building great ride since their very first ride.
What came next had been my dream since I knew Silver Dollar City—POWDER KEG!!! Ever since I watched the POV of that ride, I feel like it could be one of my favorite coasters and it ended up being my NO.3 steel coaster after Maverick and Mega-Lite! The launch was great and it has some nice ejector. For a family coaster, this one is not super intense but super fun. I did find the old Premier’s section a little bit bumpy but who cares?