Attendees from today's Town Hall Meeting Media Event were invited to tour the construction site of the New for 2024 Fire in the Hole. To access the site we had to travel to Fireman's Landing
We then transverse this narrow pathway to go beyond the construction wall.
Once we passed through the wall, we were greeted with our first visuals of the new façade for the ride
The photos really do not do justice in showing just how tall this 5 story building is in real life
A giant banner was hung over the first area where we could look in
This will be the first scene that you see after departing the station
You can see the brown track here and on down to the left is the station
Moving to the second look in location you can see the first length of track for the ride. The far end is the curve from the station. You can see on the left where the previous two photos was taken from
Panning right from the previous photo you can see the switch track and the maintenance area for the ride
Panning right you can see the next scene area before continuing on around the curve.
Looking upwards you can see the second level of scenes
In this photo you can see the drop track for the train tunnel and in the far back you can see the drop track for the final drop.
Those with Press Passes were provided and extended tour.
This is the main entrance to the ride. Upon passing through this doorway you will exit the building again and enter the outdoor queue area
This is the outdoor queue area. You'll note that it features the ladder lattice work that is prevalent in the rest of Fireman's Landing
This Firewagon was parked in the queue area for today. Next to it is some earlier concept artwork that has since been updated to what you can see today.
Moving into the building we come to the load station. From this vantage point, trains will exit to the right through that arch way and returning trains will come back in on the left. Guests will exit up the stairs after exiting the trains
Some concept art on how the finished load station might look
This room is the final drop for the ride. It will feature a splash down like the original. The switch track is for the maintenance area
Here is a zoomed in look at that final drop.
"FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!"
RMC President Darren Torr was stationed near the final drop for interviews
This is the exit side of the station. Through the arch is the return track after the final drop
This is the first turn out of the station into the gravity building
Guest exit corridor at the top of the stairs
Steps down after the corridor to reach the exit
We were extremely lucky to get to visit the top most scene of the ride. To get here, we climbed up maintenance stairs that connect to that exit corridor two pictures back
The scene you are looking at right now will come immediately after the burning bridge.
Speaking of the burning bridge, here is the exit from the bridge. Workers stated that this bridge will have the collapsing element that the original had
This is the train tunnel which comes next after that scene above.
Right around the this corner is the train drop which we showed earlier from the ground
Where the person in white is, will be the exit for the ride
Thank you again to Silver Dollar City for allowing us to attend today's event.
We look forward to experiencing the new Fire in the Hole next season