Silverwood adds new roller coaster

ATHOL, IDAHO - Silverwood Theme Park has added a new steel roller coaster, which is now the park's largest, tallest and costliest single attraction ever.

The roller coast was recently purchased from Six Flags Great America in Chicago. It is known as a giant inverted boomerang, and has been named Aftershock.

The new ride is 191 feet tall, almost twice the height of the park's next highest coaster. To begin, riders are hoisted up a 90-degree vertical incline before being dropped 177 feet. Riders reach speeds of over 65 miles per hour, and feel the pull of 4.5 positive G forces. The coaster then takes riders through a cobra roll and loop, both at over a hundred feet in the air. The ride lasts about a minute and a half, and carries 32 guests per trip.

Silverwood, located on Hwy. 95 in Idaho, features more than 65 rides and attractions.



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