Silver Dollar City has announced a new ‘groundbreaking’ £24 million roller coaster named Fire in The Hole.

The attraction will be an indoor family roller coaster, the largest in the Midwest. 

Scheduled to open in spring 2024, will be located in the newly incorporated Fire District.

And the 1880s theme park, Silver Dollar City is showing its hand with its multi-million investment in not just its new attraction but new guest experiences and general improvements.

The park is gaining recognition with TripAdvisor acknowledging Silver Dollar City as the number one amusement park in the United States based on traveler reviews and ratings.

“Signifying our biggest investment in a single attraction, Fire In the Hole continues Silver Dollar City’s strategic, multi-phased growth plan offering families opportunities to play and stay together in the heart of the Ozarks,” said Brad Thomas, President of the Silver Dollar City Company.

“Spurring the creation of The Fire District, the custom-designed Fire In The Hole makes history as the Heartland’s largest indoor coaster. As the District’s anchor attraction, it will be a favorite rite of passage for families where one generation introduces the next generation to this adventure and where the heroes of today spark the heroes of tomorrow.”

The coaster experience, with a powered incline and gravity descent, includes three drops and a quick splash-landing. A custom soundtrack with high-resolution onboard audio will also be produced. Riders will get value for their buck with the coaster nearly a third-of-a-mile long.

Fire In The Hole will feature lighting effects and enhanced special effects, like fiber optics to create a fast-burning fuse.

The new ride’s storyline stays faithful to the area and is steeped in authentic regional heritage.

The story is based upon a fictional account of a real night in Ozark Mountain history when the mining town of Marmaros was burned to the ground by notorious vigilantes called the Baldknobbers.

Known for pioneering innovation in the theme park industry, and a decade since they first teamed together on the history-making, award-winning Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City once again partners with Idaho-based Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) to custom engineer and manufacture the new Fire In the Hole coaster.

“Like Silver Dollar City, Rocky Mountain Construction is committed to creating custom-built ride experiences that haven’t been done before,” said Darren Torr, President of RMC. “We loved the challenge of engineering, fabricating, and installing the one-of-a-kind Fire In the Hole, creating a new ride experience while honoring a legendary coaster. It feels fondly familiar, yet it will be daringly different.”

Images: Silver Dollar City