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Published on Jul 27, 2011
Offride / RAW Footage of Silver Bullet at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA Watch in FULL HD 1080p!
Opened: December 7, 2004 Cost: $16,000,000 USD Type: Steel - Inverted Manufacturer : Bolliger & Mabillard Model: Inverted coaster Lift/launch system: Chain lift Height: 146ft Drop: 109 ft Length: 3,125 ft Max speed: 55 mph Inversions: 6 Duration : 2:30 Max vertical angle: 40° Capacity : 1300 riders per hour Max G force: 3Gs Height restriction: 4 ft 6 in _______________________________ Silver Bullet is a Bolliger and Mabillard inverted roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm, an amusement park in Buena Park, California. Currently, it is the longest inverted coaster on the west coast with 3,125 ft (953 m) of track. The ride lasts 2 minutes and 9 seconds. It features 6 inversions including a vertical loop, cobra roll, zero-g roll, and two wingovers just before the final helix. It is the first B&M inverted rollercoaster to feature an overbanked curve. Unlike many other B&M coasters, Silver Bullet's track and supports are filled with sand, making it very quiet; in contrast, other B&M coasters are known for their distinct loud roar. Silver Bullet was also the first Inverted roller coaster to implement magnetic braking. The ride also has a rare B&M maintenance orb car that allows for track inspection over Reflection Lake.
The ride begins with a 90-degree right turn before the train climbs up to the 150-foot (46 m) peak of the lift hill. Following this is the signature Bolliger and Mabillard pre-drop and a 180-degree swooping drop to the right. Silver Bullet has a rare wider turn in the first drop for a B&M. Riders then enter the massive loop and twist through an overbanked turn to the left, which is considered the 1/2 inversion according to the ride operators. Riders quickly head into the cobra roll that towers over the entrance. The train then flips up into a Zero-G Roll and swoops into a helix to the left. The train drops down slightly, then enters the first corkscrew. The train then turns slightly before entering the second corkscrew, this time to the right. The finale of the ride is a double helix to the left that runs up into the brake run. The train makes a slightly banked U-turn to the right to enter the block brake and eventually the station.