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Timber Terror, a 22 Year Wait

Monday, April 01, 2019

Timber Terror is a wooden roller coaster that opened at Silverwood in 1996. It was called the Grizzly. My husband and sons were among the first to ride it. I watched from the sidelines with my daughter who was too small to ride; and I too large. Since I live so close, my children have all had the opportunity to call Silverwood the first place they worked. And one of my sons once opporated Timber Terror. So, I have dreamt of this ride, watched loved ones enjoy riding it, and heard from my son about the fun of operating it. Last year, I rode Timber Terror for the first time. And I rode it with my daughter, who had watched her father and brothers ride on the first day of opening. I talked to my son about where to sit. The back has more room and better air time. What's air time. The feeling of coming out of your seat he says. The front gives the best view and is smoother. I want the front! NO! My daughter says. She doesn't want to see the 85 foot drop. So, we settled for the a spot between front and middle. Best part? I fit! And noone had to force the bar down. It isn't the highest, or the fastest. But it has lots of hills a beautiful turn and seems to never slow down. It was great! Screamed through the whole ride. Wooden roller coasters are meant to be felt. There is another roller coaster there that goes under ground multiple times. And one I am going to have to work the nerve up for, Aftershock, my husband's favorite. This Summer my main goal is to work up the nerve for another ride Panic Plunge. The best Nonscale victories are having a life!
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