Update and train reveal for Fire in the Hole 2.0 at Silver Dollar City

Ride vehicle reveal for Fire in the Hole 2.0 © Silver Dollar City

Work has been well under way on the new Fire in the Hole 2.0 dark ride at Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO, U.S.A.). Today the park, alongside rollercoaster manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction, revealed the rolling stock for what will be the newly imagined version of the classic attraction, that will be opening next year.

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Teaser image for the vehicle © Silver Dollar City

The new trains are called Rescue Wagons, from which firefighting guests will be taking on the local ‘baldknobbers’. The shaping of the vehicle appears to have been inspired by the rolling stock on the existing ride and from photos we can also see that the attraction will contain on-board audio.

Dubbed the ‘largest indoor coaster in America’s Heartland’, the attraction will be a spiritual successor to the still operating Fire in the Hole, that will close later this year at Silver Dollar City. Both the 1972 original and its reimagined version are based on the history of the town of Marmaros, a former village near the location of the park.

A look inside the show building © Springfield News Leader

Silver Dollar City announced the closure of the original version in February of this year. The news was followed in August, when they revealed as to what the new attraction had in store for guests. Since then the trackwork for the ride has now been completed and testing has begun, with work on the indoor theming to no doubt follow soon after. A guided tour of the construction site was also given media coverage.

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Train design on the existing version of the ride © Dark Ride Database