Tri-Cities Can Win Rides on Silverwood’s New Stunt Pilot Thriller
We can't wait to try Stunt Pilot, the latest attraction at Silverwood Theme Park that opened for everyone late last month, but we'd like you to go first for free and tell us about it.
If you haven't downloaded the station app, do so right away, it's free if you search for it in Apple's App Store or Google Play, next find the Toyota of Tri-Cities ticket link and after a few quick types, you're ready to win whatever comes your way. Getting into the online rotation paid off these folks, each receiving a complimentary Silverwood Theme Park pass: Angie Matte, Tonya Segura, Haylee Biglin and Nicole Dawson - they all scored in the past week!
Take a YouTube ride and see what you're in for:
Stunt Pilot is a steel roller coaster, a single-rail Raptor model whose rider sits in a cockpit replica of a Pitts Special Biplane. It's a direct homage to Silverwood's daily air shows of the past.
After climbing 105 feet into the sky, during your dive to Earth below you'll experience hairpin turns, aerobatic maneuvers and 3, count 'em three inversions in about 60 seconds, as the coaster zips through obstacles simulating what a stunt pilot must have felt when performing back in the late 80's to mid-90's, before safely returning back to the hangar.
The ride was manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, headquartered 20 minutes south of the park.
For 8 incredible years, 1988 to 1996, Silverwood was the only theme park in the world to feature daily air shows for its guests. However, due to some close calls, and a tragic air show crash in Spokane, it was decided the Silverwood Air Show would be permanently grounded in 1996
Before the roller coasters and water slides dominated the skies of Silverwood, there was a train, a small village, and planes. As visitors sat on the Main Street Lawn, they would watch vintage airplanes loop through the air and perform death-defying maneuvers at breakneck speeds.
In 2021, that feeling is back again.
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