New ice cream flavor pays homage to Silver Dollar City’s Fire in the Hole ride

The revamped $30 million indoor rollercoaster is set to open Saturday, March 30.
Hiland Dairy has released a new ice cream flavor inspired by Silver Dollar City’s revamped Fire in the Hole ride. (Courtesy/Hiland Dairy)

Silver Dollar City fans will soon have something to hold them over until they can get to Branson to ride the new Fire in the Hole rollercoaster.

Hiland Dairy last week announced plans to unveil a new ice cream flavor that pays homage to the iconic theme park rollercoaster, which is set to reopen this spring after being completely rebuilt.

The new flavor contains marshmallow cream, graham cracker pieces and ribbons of chocolate, reminiscent of a classic s’more.

The ice cream won’t hit shelves until April, but tastings are planned at Hannah’s Ice Cream Shop on March 9 when Silver Dollar City opens for the new season.

The original Fire In The Hole ride was closed at the end of the 2023 season after 51 years in operation.

The revamped $30 million ride is set to open on Saturday, March 30. It will be the largest indoor roller coaster in the Midwest, according to park officials. At nearly one-third of a mile in length, the coaster will be housed in a five-story, temperature-controlled building.

Just like the original ride, the new Fire in the Hole storyline is themed around the story of Marmaros, an Ozarks hill town that is rumored to have been set ablaze by a group of vigilantes known as the Baldknobbers.

The new Fire in the Hole will feature a powered incline and gravity descent, including three drops and a quick splash-landing, along with high-resolution onboard audio, show lighting and special effects.

Silver Dollar City released this image before the groundbreaking of a new $30 million Fire in the Hole indoor roller coaster. (Courtesy)