On Monday, Silver Dollar City finally announced what we've known for months: the replacement for the iconic, classic Fire in the Hole (See my post from a couple of days ago.) will be (drumroll) Fire in the Hole. I had feared they would remove the Bald Knobbers altogether, thinking that people equate them with the Klan (which they were not), but they are still in the story and in the artwork.
Check the announcement from Silver Dollar City in the video here (right).
3 Drops Including A Water Splashdown
State-Of-The-Art Onboard Audio
Track Length - 1,512 Feet
Ride Vehicles With 12 Passengers Per Train
What we don't see is any mention of animatronic figures. Will this $30 million dollar investment still utilize simple mannequins in the scenes, or will they spring for some tech to really bring things to life? They do say that the fire chief has a plan to put out the fire. There is mention of using fiber optics to show the lighting of the fuse on explosives, and they did say that they are going to "blow the tower", meaning the water tower. Perhaps this is a new scene for the final drop - "Fire in the Hole!"