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The Time Traveler; the tallest fastest steepest spinning roller coaster media preview at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

One of the things that I enjoy is watching the creation of a coaster from inception to completion.

The Time Traveler; the tallest fastest steepest spinning roller coaster media preview at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

 Time Traveler began several years ago when an enthusiast posted video of a spinning car attached to Europa Park's Blue Fire rollercoaster.  That got everyone speculating about if a spinning looping coaster would work and of course what park would be crazy enough to build one.

The Time Traveler; the tallest fastest steepest spinning roller coaster media preview at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

The next part of this story is back in May of 2016 when I came on down to meet with Lisa and Martha from Silver Dollar City after I took the position of Regional Representative for the American Coaster Enthusiasts.  They informed me in no uncertain terms that something "big" was coming for 2018 and that I would "really like it".  As a parting comment during our meeting I was told to go and take a look at the clearing that had just began to the north of Thunderation.  It wasn't a big surprise that all of these hints turned out being a coaster.  The question that was on everyone's minds was what kind of coaster?

The Time Traveler; the tallest fastest steepest spinning roller coaster media preview at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

The question of "what kind" was answered mid August 2017 when Silver Dollar City rolled out the story of this gentleman.  Charles Henry is a watchmaker in the sleepy late 1800's town of Silver Dollar City.

The Time Traveler; the tallest fastest steepest spinning roller coaster media preview at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

He and his daughter Emmaline; inspired by the literary works of Jules Verne, lived their lives by the motto of "dream big and do good".



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