Ozark Wildcat Wooden Roller Coaster Torn Down

In a controlled collapse, the Ozark Wildcat wooden roller coaster at the defunct Celebration City amusement park in Branson, MO, met its demise over the weekend.

Branson local media reported the looming deconstruction in October.

Hershcend Family Entertainment (HFE), which owns Silver Dollar City (SDC), opened Celebration City in 2003 as a nighttime counterpart to SDC. It closed in 2008 due to underperforming financially. Most of the salvagable rides and attractions have been relocated to other HFE parks.

Due to the layout of the coaster, relocation to the rugged terrain of Silver Dollar City was not feasible, according to park officials.


Ozark Wildcat, a Great Coasters International coaster, opened along with the park in 2003. The 2,600-foot-long coaster stood 80 feet tall and reached a top speed of 45 mph.


This is the first GCI coaster to be torn down. Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa is standing but not operating.


Watch the full collapse in the video below:

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