Silverwood Theme Park in northern Idaho will be getting a new roller coaster next season: a single-rail steel coaster from Idaho’s own Rocky Mountain Construction.
Named Stunt Pilot, the coaster will pay homage to the park’s history with aviation. According to Coaster101.com, the Silverwood site was once a small airfield and the park itself held daily air shows from its opening in 1988 until 1996.
“The inspiration behind this new coaster comes from the beloved air shows that dominated the skies in the park’s early beginnings,” Silverwood said in announcing the ride. “This is the iconic memory of early visitors to the park, and many guests have asked to bring this show back.”
It’s the first new coaster added to the park since the spinning kiddie coaster Krazy Koaster debuted in 2014 and the first thrill coaster since 2008’s Aftershock.
Despite being located just minutes away from the offices of Rocky Mountain Construction, Silverwood did not have a coaster of its own from RMC. The company had gain widespread acclaim from coaster fans for its hybrid coasters that place steel tracks on wooden supports, like Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
This single-rail coaster model, known as a RMC Raptor, has been installed at only two other parks: Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and RailBlazer at California’s Great America.
The 105-foot-tall Stunt Pilot will feature a new vertical drop, three inversions, and hit a top speed of 52 miles per hour. Unlike its predecessors, it will feature two 10-car trains; as with other RMC Raptors, each car will seat only one rider.