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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:20:33 AM »
I think the station is the only thing left to watch at this point, so I wouldn't go to much more trouble than getting a couple shots from TNT's queue or the porch.

Still a lot of time left for them to dress the station and surrounding area up. I'm curious to see how much effort they'll put into the exterior. They don't often disappoint, and Fireman's Landing had a lot of great little details so they still know how to do it.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:10:45 PM »
If you look hard enough you can actually see Wildfire and PK from Kimberling City. lol

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:40:25 PM »
I actually like the look of the station. I just hope they paint the railing of the exit platform because the plain wood doesn't look good against the gray/white station. Either way, the look of the station really doesn't matter. The people who care what the station looks like will go to the park anyway, and others only care about the ride. I'm sure we'll see a lot of theming inside the station where people will actually spend time waiting.

I am just hoping they wont cheap out on the theming. Kinda worried they spent all the money on the ride itself, granted its probably still too early but I was kinda hoping they would have elaborated a bit more in terms of how well it will be themed during the unveiling. That huge multi-story building has to be for something more than a station and queue line but the simulation depicting it looked kinda bland. I would love to see something interactive in the queue or some kind of show segment in the likes of Baron 1898 or Blue Fire. I will be happy and settle if its at least themed inside the building on the same level as Wildfire. It is unfortunate most of Wildfire's stuff gets overlooked since there's never a line for it now but I used to love reading all the schematics and such on the walls.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
So I'll be the first to say it.  I hate the color of the station.  I hope that's not the finished product.

I guess I expected more of a brown/earthtone color for some reason..... BUT lots of time left ofr additional changes....... 

LOL, maybe the greenish color is the primer coat ::)

Kinda turned off by the aesthetic developments too. One can only hope its just primer but I fear its not. Just looked at the simulation again and its spot on to the final color.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »
I think it would be plausible to reuse the tower for another ride/attraction. They would probably have to strip the wood off and take it down to the steel frame but it would be worth it I think.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2020 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:42:29 AM »
While probably unlikely since it would offer a similar ride experience to Time Traveler minus the spinning, SDC really has an opportunity here to capitalize on their relationship with Mack by reviving the Mystery Mine concept that was once talked about years ago before the recession killed it. I really think they could pull off a superior version using their Big Dipper trains. After finally making a trip over to Dollywood and experiencing it earlier this year, I really think SDC needs this. I really loved the combined coaster and dark ride elements it offered despite how it beats you up which goes back to how I think a Mack design would be superior as it would not have that brutal experience with they way their trains are designed. I have to admit when that vertical drop was placed on Time Traveler I was convinced that's what they had went with at the time, despite all the rumors. lol

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:39:10 PM »
Really curious to know what they are gonna do with the TNT arch stuff, particularly the new mine carts and railing they just rebuilt with the sign for the 2016 season. Hope we will see them reappear somewhere around TNT or in the park somewhere.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:40:42 AM »
Construction update with the completed track save for the transfer track section. Interestingly enough the final inversion actually leans over a bit into TNT's helix. Maybe its an optical illusion but it seemed so to me. It also almost feels like you can reach out and touch the track from the TNT queue, yes its that close.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: September 02, 2017, 12:01:53 AM »
Looks like test runs could possibly be happening as early as November in time for Coaster Christmas.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:18:13 PM »
According to Maintenance TNT is well loved and is apparently the 2nd most reliable "people eater" in the park. (Wildfire is #1) so it wont be going anywhere anytime soon. They also love the distinction of having the largest an most intense Arrow Mine Train in the world.

Random Talk / Re: Eclipse.........
« on: August 29, 2017, 12:38:29 AM »
Thanks all! As for my Dollywood Trip Report I will get a detailed one up sometime soon hopefully.

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Whats Dollywood like?
« on: August 28, 2017, 02:34:00 AM »
Been meaning to do a full trip report, but here are videos from my recent Dollywood Trip. (first time visitor)

Trip video including most of the Train Ride (the Train is fantastic BTW)

American Eagle Foundation Show

Random Talk / Re: Eclipse.........
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:54:43 PM »
Yeah I went to Nashville, TN and got lots of photos and video.

Also making my first ever visit to Dollywood on Wednesday. (this was way overdue lol)

Dollywood Discussion / Re: Dollywood 2018
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:24:24 PM »
I see two things, the most likely being they will probably get a chain lift based Hypercoaster about the size of DC Rivals with the non inverting loop and some other gimmick to satisfy marketing.

Depending on how well the GP accept the Mack Spinner at SDC next year, they might get a rethemed version of it and market it as being bigger and longer than SDC's. I don't see it until after 2019-2020 depending on if the 2020 coaster rumors are true for SDC.

Construction/Rumors / Re: New Steam Engines Arriving at SDC
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:49:24 PM »
Sounds like awesome news! Would be a pleasant surprise if it was unveiled alongside the new coaster for 2018.

Really wished the park could invest in expanding the railway by making it longer or building a 2nd one. They still have a HUGE amount of land at their disposal.

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