Next up was Powder Keg, a ride which I expected to be much better than it was. On my first ride anyways… I always heard people mention an intense launch and crazy airtime. Maybe I rode it on a bad day because neither of those very important aspects of a ride experience were present.
I decided to give Powder Keg another shot, this time in the front row. Where the ride experience was vastly improved. Better airtime, and great for every transition on the ride. The giant turn (original to the BuzzSaw Falls water coaster) was fantastic, the speed at which it navigates thru made that my favorite part of the ride!
The coaster features unique B&M trains that are sit down but the seats are elevated as if the coaster were a Floorless Coaster. The floor is hard to touch and there are no edges on the vehicles, really making it feel like a less complicated version of a Floorless Coaster.
The ride then features a giant Immelman with a sharp turn into a Vertical Loop. The sharp turn is just one of three sharp turns on the ride. The turn following the Cobra Roll into the Corkscrew is one of the best moments of the ride.
The park is also home to a very unique and classic Barr Engineering log flume is located right next to Wildfire and is named the American Plunge. The ride’s beautiful natural setting is also breathtaking.
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