Whether you’re slowly climbing that 300-foot chain lift hill or racing out of the station on the freeway faster than a sports car, roller coasters are very effective at attracting thrill seekers and the brave for a quick adrenaline rush. Usually, the logo of any amusement park is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the area. Or theme parks might advertise the number of times their roller coaster reverses, or the amount of time the ride puts the rider through high levels of gravity.
Sometimes, however, the key to marketing roller coasters is to design something really weird, so much so that you wonder if you’re looking at a real roller coaster or a Photoshop passion project with clickbait posters. So here’s a list of time Traveler roller coasters from the US that have no problem making a statement.
We head over to the U.S. for this ride, specifically Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Time Traveler is a particularly special roller coaster, in as much as it has spinning cars. And a Linear Synchronous Motor launch. And a 90-degree drop out of the station. And it goes upside-down three times. You see, Time Traveler is aptly named because when you get off of the ride, you’ll be so dizzy, you might not know what decade you’re in.
Time Traveler was built in 2018 by Mack Rides and was the only Extreme Spinning Coaster model in the world until September 2021, when another roller coaster model of this type was built in Belgium, known as the Ride to Happiness. All being said, though, Time Traveler has been given rave reviews by its American fans for the bizarre spinning sensation and the dizzying forces that it enacts.