Silver Bullet (KBF)


Silver Bullet is a western-themed steel inverted roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard located at Knott’s Berry Farm, an amusement park in Buena Park, California. The $16 million roller coaster was announced on December 1, 2003 and opened on December 7, 2004. A first rider auction was also held where people would bid on seats to be the first riders. The track is approximately 3,125 feet (952 m) long and the lift hill is about 146 feet (45 m) tall. The ride lasts two minutes and thirty seconds and features six inversions including a vertical loop, cobra roll, zero-g roll, and two corkscrews.

Length: 3,125 ft
Height: 146 ft
Drop: 109 ft
Inversions: 6
Speed: 55 mph
Duration: 2:30
Elements: Chain Lift Hill, 105 ft tall Loop, Cobra Roll, Zero-G Roll, Corkscrew, Corkscrew
Capacity: 1,300 riders per hour

After the train departs from the station, it makes a 90 degree right turn before beginning to climb the 146-foot (45 m) lift hill. Once at the top, the train goes through a pre-drop before entering the 109-foot (33 m) downward right drop. Once at the bottom, the train enters a 105-foot (32 m) loop. After exiting the loop, the train makes a banked right turn leading into the cobra roll. Almost immediately after, the train goes through a zero-gravity roll followed by a downward left helix. Then, the train enters the first of two corkscrews which are separated by a banked left turn. Next, the train enters an upward left helix (the beginning of the helix is close to water) before entering the brake run. The train then makes a right turn into a second, shorter, brake run which leads straight back to the station.[13] One cycle lasts approximately two minutes and thirty seconds.

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