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Wildfire reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Wildfire, a roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. (The minimum height to ride is 52 inches.)

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Posted: March 8, 2010

Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, Wildfire is the tallest and fastest ride at SDC. This sit-down coaster features a highly themed station, four-across seating, a 150-foot first drop, speeds in excess of 65 mph, and several inversions including an Immelmann loop, a large standard loop, a cobra roll, and a corkscrew. However, the most striking aspect of the coaster is how it sits on the outskirts of the park on a hill, making all the highs seem higher, and the drops seem steeper.

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21 votes, so far

Wildfire is not dissimilar to other B&M looping steel coasters I’ve ridden but there is one notable difference. Most coasters of this type descend the initial drop at an angle before entering the first inversion but the drop on Wildfire is straight down. That alone gives it an edge. The Immelmann loop, vertical loop, cobra roll and corkscrew are nice elements and it's a good ride. I found Wildfire to be a cut above other coasters of similar design. - Bobbie Butterfield

I wish B&M would make more loopers these days. The seats are very comfortable, and everything about them is great. They're perfect for parks like this, ones that have under 5 coasters. - Bradley Keith

A perfectly fine B&M, but its setting really is what makes this ride special. - Tim Chatlos

I don't know why but I really don't like Wildfire. Every time I get on it I feel like I'm going to get sick. Intensity: 9/10 - Will Gibson

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