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Silver Bullet
Website: Knotts Berry Farm Homepage
Ride Type: Inverted Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.1579
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 23
Last Review: 12/22/2007 12:36:00 PM
In User Top 10: 8 times.
User Tracker Count: 48 times.

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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up calla999 on 7/10/2006 6:54:00 PM
This is a good B&M invert. It definately is not their best offering, but it does give a pretty decent thrill. The highlight of the ride is the overbanked curve between the vertical loop and the cobra roll. It is a unique element that you dont find on any other ride. You really feel like your floating in your seat during the curve. I have heard a lot of complaints about this ride being forceless elsewhere, but I thought it packed a decent punch to it. The zero-G roll floats good. The 2 rollovers are are very fun. The final helix really pulls some good Gs. I could feel the blood rushing to my feet. Overall, a good ride that I could enjoy over and over. No Montu for sure, but not that far off.

3 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up varis on 5/8/2006 10:27:00 PM
this ride is garbage!!! the only seat worth sitting in for this ride is the front and even that isnt that great. it is too slow. it is a waisted two minutes of ride time. it could never compete with batman the ride at magic mountain. it was basically just boring and that is all there is to it.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Axman on 8/27/2005 10:33:00 AM
Silver Bullet was an excellent B&M inverted. Great speed, fun drops, lots of inversions, and a cool double helix fanallle ( please correct me if I spelled "fanalle" wrong, thanx)! This was also my 125th coaster! Woo Hoo!!!!!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Swimace on 8/17/2005 5:05:00 PM
I remember watching this ride come together over the internet and instantly losing interest when I saw the first drop. I really enjoyed this ride much more than I expected to. The operators were dispatching the trains very efficiantly and were making jokes over the loudspeaker while doing so. The wait time wasnt long at all, which was great for re-rides. The train exits the station, turns, and climbs the lift. At the top it does a classic B&M dip and goes into a flat section that sorta reminded me of Apollos Chariots pre-drop section. Then you dive into the drop, which basically met my expectation. The drop wasnt intense and seemed slow, however we did pick up plenty of speed for the rest of the ride. After the bland drop we went into a loop which wasnt very intense at all. From there we went into the overbanked turn. This is when the ride started getting good. The overbanked turn provided good airtime for an invert. Up next was the cobra roll. Thinking of Alpengeist, I prepared for the worst. I hung on for my life (and my neck), but the cobra roll was fast yet smooth. I loved it, for a large invert the cobra roll didnt yank me around at all and I hope it stays that way. From there into the zero-g roll. The train goes kinda slowly through the zero-g roll, but you still get good airtime. I liked how the zero-g roll exits into a large curve. After the curve came the first wing over, which lacked intensity, but was still fun. From there you hit a surprising airtime hill that was really good, probably the rides biggest surprise. Then into another wing over which is more intense than the first but still isnt on par wit Montu. You exit this wing over right above the water. I loved how close the ride came to the water, you can literally see your reflection as you speed over. Then into Silver Bullets most intense moment: the helix. This was a great finish to a great ride.

Although it may seem like I was being negative, I have to say that I was very impressed with Silver Bullet, it even snuck into my top 10. This ride has some real strong points. If this ride had a steeper drop (although I know it cant because of Jaguar), a tighter loop, a lower zero-g roll, and a lower first wing over then it would be my favorite invert. Unfortunatly it lacked speed in some crucial spots, but it still was a great ride. Im just being critical because I got off the Silver Bullet thinking "Wow, that could have been the best invert ever with some design modifications".

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Scott on 8/16/2005 12:33:00 PM
Since my trip to california is now over. I guess Its time to write some reviews. Ill start out with knotts. We arrived at knotts berry farm at 9:30. The entrance gates were packed. I asked around and everyone said that silver bullet would get the longest line of the day. The gates opened at 9:40, and I ran to silver bullet. I walked through the queue, and up into the station. I got in line for row 2. It looked like I would be the third train out of the station. I had to wait about 10 minutes thanks to horribly slow operations. The silver gates opened and I walked in. I went to the far right hand seat, and sat down. We waited another 5 minutes. While waiting 3 operators came and checked my restraint! I knew that there would be no re-rides. The floor dropped down and we left the station. Our car slowly went up the lift. At the top of the hill, our train paused for a second, and we went down the first dip. After the dip there was a small flat section, just to let the train pick up momentum. After that, we flew down the first drop, and went into the loop. After the loop we hit the overbank. The overbank really didnt look like an inversion. But when I rode silver bullet, it sure felt like one! I guess Its like the mindbender at sfog. You go upside down but you dont. Its very confusing! Our train then flew into the cobra roll, which was extremely smooth and intense. We then hit the zero G roll, which didnt feel as intense as I had expected, but it was still very fun! After that our train hit a few corckscrews and we then hit the grand finale! The super intense helix. We spun around about 4 times. Our train flew through it with no headbanging at all. Ive never been on an invert that intense. My legs felt like they were about to fall off! We hit the brakes, waited for the other train to depart and went into the station clapping. I think everyone riding silver bullet had enjoyed their ride. I left the station and went to get a re ride. The queue was completely filled up! It was lucky that I didnt have to wait.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mekid21 on 7/16/2005 2:55:00 AM
Really a great hanging coaster. Smooth as a babys bottom. Great from the front and a surpriseingly short line. The last bank made me a little dizzy, not dizy enough to not go again.

4 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up pacrider on 6/11/2005 12:26:00 PM
Smooth Ride, A little too smooth sometimes.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up madmax on 5/25/2005 11:45:00 PM
You know what i just realized??? Smooth isnt always better than rough a long as its not too rough!!!! This ride was really fun and really smooth. But because of its smoothness, it feels slow. I still reccomend this ride when you go to knotts.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sixflags20 on 4/17/2005 12:25:00 PM
This was a good ride, but it was nothing special. It was just basicly loops and stuff the whole time. The only WOW part in the whole ride was the helix at the end. It was fun but still lve been on inverted coasters

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterkid on 3/21/2005 12:31:00 AM
Parts of this ride I love, parts I hate. The overbanked turn is fun ( gives good floatage), the cobra roll is a bit to tame, and the zero-g roll is the single worst element Ive encountered on a B&M (it is forceless and gives so very little airtime). The ho hum beginning of the ride is almost made up by the last section of track with the flatspins and the helix, all of which are first rate, but everything up to that point is mediocre.

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