New Fire in the Hole at Silver Dollar City officially opens

Fire In The Hole
Artwork for the new Fire in the Hole (© Silver Dollar City)

Today marks a big day for Silver Dollar City, the well-known theme park located in Branson (MO, U.S.A.), as the reimagined Fire in the Hole dark roller coaster officially opens to the general public, after a few weeks of soft-openings. The attraction replaces the classic Fire in the Hole that closed last year, but has been erected on another site.

Ever since opening in 1972, the original Fire in the Hole has been a guest favourite ride, combining a dark ride experience with a family-friendly roller coaster. Silver Dollar City announced the inevitable closure of the park’s classic dark ride in February of last year. What seemed to be the permanent closure of this beloved classic was followed by the announcement of its resurrection in August. The park announced a completely reimagined Fire in the Hole that was already under construction in a different section of the park. The roller coaster of the new attraction was constructed by Rocky Mountain Construction, and the trains of the new coaster were revealed in November at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando. The park spend $30 million on the new attraction.

A few days ago, Silver Dollar City already published an onride POV-video of their new ride, which you can watch below. Based on the video, the Dark Ride Database editors team made a comparison between the old and new ride, which you can read in our special Spotlight-article. When looking at both versions of the ride, we can undoubtedly conclude that Silver Dollar City managed to maintain the classic feel to the ride, which will inevitably keep up the guest-favourite status that its predecessor had.