From there it’s straight into a full roll and a sharp curve before coming to a complete stop. Catch your breath, make some small talk with the car behind you as you face each other, then get ready to have your face peeled back. From a dead stop, you’re thrust to 47 mph in three seconds, which if you’re facing forward feels sticking your head out a sunroof on the freeway. Seated backward, it feels a little like takeoff on one of those old lounge-seating Southwest Airlines planes.
Once you’ve been sufficiently catapulted, it’s onto three inversions: a dive loop, a zero-G roll, and the vertical loop. The first holds the cars upside down while going through a full loop, making a blur of sky, mountain, and steel track as you spin. The second corkscrews the cars around the track while going up a hill. If you’re facing forward, it’s a dizzying look at the sky and horizon. Facing back, depending on where you are in the car, you get to see all your fellow riders with their hair flying in all directions, speeding through zero-gravity. The final is a scenic loop at the very top of the ride, where the spins allow a 360-degree view of Silver Dollar City and Branson beyond.