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(Athol, ID) – Silverwood Theme Park has announced the addition of a new steel roller coaster that will become the park's largest, tallest, and costliest single attraction ever.
The coaster, recently purchased from Six Flags Great America, is known as a Giant Inverted Boomerang and made by the Dutch company Vekoma. The Park is aiming to have the coaster ready for operation in July of 2008.
- The new ride will be 191 Feet tall, almost twice the height of the park's next highest coaster.
- To begin, riders will be hoisted up a 90 degree vertical incline before being dropped 177 feet.
- Riders will reach speeds of over 65 miles per hour and feel the pull of 4.5 positive G forces.
- The coaster will take riders through a Cobra Roll and Loop - both at over a hundred feet in the air.
- Upon reaching the ride's second vertical tower, riders will again be hoisted up a 90 degree incline before being dropped backwards through the track.
- The pieces of the coaster will fill over 50 truckloads as it's shipped to Silverwood over the coming months.
- The ride will last about 1 minute and 30 seconds, and carry 32 guests per trip.
Silverwood is holding a contest to name the new coaster. Details about the contest, photos, and a video of the new ride can be found on the park's website located at www.silverwoodthemepark.com.
Silverwood is the Northwest's Largest Theme Park, featuring over 65 rides and attractions. The new attraction will give the Park a total of 4 roller coasters, including two classic wooden coasters and the historic Corkscrew. Founded by local entrepreneur Gary Norton, the park is still family owned and operated. 2008 will mark Silverwood's 21st season of operation.